Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Human Centipede - Chanukah Sequence

While it's been a while since we've had a new story to talk about, hopefully this one was worth the wait. Courtesy of David one of our adjunct reporters comes this tip about Conan O'Brien's tribute to the Human Centipede, by way of the Jewish Festival of Lights. This is either very funny, an example of a meme jumping the shark, or a defilement of legendary proportion. You be the judge...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Human Centipede 2 makes return visit to Seattle

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) is running wild with their new SIFF Cinema at the Uptown.  With four screens to program (up from one) they're adding new films at a fast and furious pace.  Leading to the last minute addition of Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence this weekend.  11/18 and 11/19 at 9:30pm.  Tickets for members are a bargain basement $5, $10 for everyone else.  Obviously for this screening youth rates do not apply...

Friday, October 7, 2011

Human Centipede 2 Opens Across US

Human Centipede 2 - Full Sequence opens across the US today.  Here's the full list of cities - with more expected next week. 
  • IFC CENTER - New York, NY
  • LANDMARK'S NUART - Los Angeles, CA 
  • MUSIC BOX THEATRE - Chicago, IL 
  • CEDAR LEE CINEMAS - Cleveland, OH 
  • LANDMARK'S MAIN ART - Royal Oak, MI 
  • LANDMARK'S ORIENTAL THEATRE - Milwaukee, WI 
  • LANDMARK'S TIVOLI THEATRE - University City, MO 
  • LANDMARK'S RITZ AT THE BOURSE - Philadelphia, PA 
  • LANDMARK'S E STREET CINEMA - Washington, D.C. 
  • LANDMARK'S MIDTOWN ART - Atlanta, GA 
  • ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE S. LAMAR - Austin, TX 
  • LANDMARK'S INWOOD - Dallas, TX 
  • LANDMARK'S RIVER OAKS THEATRE - Houston, TX 
  • LANDMARK'S ESQUIRE - Denver, CO 
  • LANDMARK'S KEN - San Diego, CA 
  • LANDMARK'S EGYPTIAN - Seattle, WA 
  • LANDMARK'S LUMIERE - San Francisco, CA 
After the jump is the new, even more disturbing poster.  Which incidentally is probably NSFW. Unless your workplace is *ahem* non-traditional.

In case you were still wondering what the film was about - the official description follows
Synopsis
Martin is a mentally disturbed loner who lives with his nagging mother in a bleak London housing project, where loud neighbors and cramped living conditions threaten to plunge this victim of sexual and psychological abuse over the edge.

He works the night shift as a security guard in an underground parking garage, where customers and their vehicles come and go as he indulges his obsession with THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE (FIRST SEQUENCE) watching the film over and over on the small TV set in his office and meticulously examining the scrapbook he has lovingly filled with memorabilia from the film, including the mouth-to-anus surgery instructions made famous by Dr. Heiter, the mad scientist from Martin's favorite movie.

Pushed to the brink by his harridan mother, haunted by the teasing voices of his abusive and incarcerated father, Martin sets into motion his plan to emulate Heiter's centipede by creating his own version, in a rented warehouse, which he begins to fill with victims, including a loud neighbor, two drunk nightclubbers, a prostitute and a lecherous john, and several more ... including Martin's pièce de résistance, one of the actresses from THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE (FIRST SEQUENCE).

Except that Martin lacks the surgical skill, medical instruments and operating theater necessary to create a larger centipede in the image of Dr. Heiter's masterpiece. So he makes use of materials at hand: duct tape, staple gun, household tools and a fanboy moxie.

What follows is one of the most harrowing and terrifying films ever conceived, featuring a central character that makes FIRST SEQUENCE's Dr. Heiter seem downright cuddly in comparison. THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE (FINAL SEQUENCE) is a triumph in biological horror by one of the new masters of the horror film.

Monday, October 3, 2011

US Theatrical Release and VOD schedule!



Human Centipede 2 will be opening in select theaters October 7th and coming to your home on October 12th.  Hopefully only coming home via video on demand of course...

Not yet sure about the comprehensive list of cities - but we have confirmation of the theatrical release on 10/7 at:
  • IFC Center - New York City, NY
  • Ken Cinema - San Diego, CA
  • Egyptian Theatre Seattle, WA

NY Times covers Human Centipede 2

If you go by the motto that you're not anybody unless you've been featured in the New York Times - then Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence is definitely something.  An alert reader pointed us to this recent story about the film. More a "previously in the human centipede saga" than a film it's worth a scan. If only to understand what your the paper of record makes of the story.

And if for some reason you happened up HCNN and aren't that familiar with the underlying content - then this quote from the story breaks it down in a very to the point manner (as well as director Six):
"But most fundamentally “The Human Centipede 2” is, like its predecessor, about a man who kidnaps people and stitches them together, mouth to anus. Mr. Six does not deny that his movie was designed to provoke, and is happy to capitalize on anything that burnishes its reputation for over-the-top grotesquery. “I like to make controversial films,” he said. “I would hate it if I would make a film and people wonder what to have for dinner when the film is over.”"

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Fantastic Fest Reviews are rolling in...

...and they are none too flattering. One of my favorites so far (on BloodyDisgusting.com) says,

"Devoid of anything redeemable, The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence is an affront to mankind, and I hate Tom Six for its existence."

And from Scott Weinberg over at FearNet:

"With no point, no soul, and no reason to care, The Human Centipede 2 ends up as just another splatter flick that desperately wants widespread notoriety for its freakish disgustingness. Congratulations, it succeeds."
Full reviews below:
Bloody-Disgusting.com
BloodyGoodHorror.com
FearNet.com
FirstShowing.Net
IGN
We Got This Covered

Thursday, September 22, 2011


On the eve of the premiere of The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) at Fantastic Fest, I thought I'd get all y'all prepped with some of the finest handmade HC merch we could find. (Believe it or not, Etsy is a wealth of bizarre items).

Ready to cozy up for winter? Not without your own Crochet Human Centipede Scarf (shown right)!

You can also order up a popular Human Centipede necklace, tee shirt, or uh - hair? bow? It's plaid! And...classy.

And lastly, and possibly my favorite: The Human Centipede Amigurumi. I swear, I didn't make any of this stuff up.

I'm only wondering why Rich didn't get me any of these fine items for my birthday.*

*I am totally and completely kidding.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Human Centipede 2 - World Premiere in Austin

Fantastic Fest has been chosen as the site of the world premiere of The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence.  The Austin festival is expected to include director Tom Six in attendance.  This seems like a natural venue and fairly friendly audience for the film's official kickoff.  The whole day appears to be planned around the film's disturbing themes.
"The opening night party will be themed to the film, featuring live music from The Charles Edward Cheese band and an attempt to break the world's record for the longest human centipede conga line.  The Charles Edward Cheese Band is not only the most important force of entertainment in the universe, but is also Austin's leading all-animal semi-robotic rock group."
No reports are available on exactly what's involved in the "world record for the longest human centipede conga line."  Most sources report it's safest to steer clear unless you are confident you are going to be the head of the line.

HCNN reporters are expected to be in attendance in Austin for Fantastic Fest. Whether they'll be brave enough to enter the theater is still a matter of internal negotiations...

Human Centipede II - Full Sequence Teaser Trailer Announced

We'd like to offer an informed opinion on the recently announced teaser trailer for the sequel to Human Centipede.  But the folks in the HCNN newsroom at present are frankly afraid to watch it.  Under the theory that there are just some things you cannot unsee.  If you're dumber braver the trailer is below:

Seattle premiere of The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence

Hey Seattle! Listen-up!

In case you were worrying how long the wait would be until you could revel in the disturbing goings on of The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence we have the answer for you.  Landmark Theaters are nice enough to truck the film in for midnight screenings at the Egyptian theater on October 7th and 8th.  The performance is labelled "adults only" - so leave the wee ones at home.  One can only assume Child Protective Services will have a spotter at the door looking for families that think it's a good idea to bring the kids.  Who will be watching to document what sort of degenerates go themselves we're less clear on here at HCNN.