Movies That Scarred Me For Life: The Human Centipede

February 18, 2011 at 2:07 pm

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Movies that scarred me for life is all about the movies that keep you up at night.  The horrors you just can’t seem to get out of your head.  But beyond the monsters, ghosts, slashers and aliens, there are also the cringe worthy films you wish you never saw.  Movies that made you wish you had the lost two hours of your life back.  There are tons of ways a movie can scar you for life.  This series will look at 12 of my personal favorites.

The Human Centipede


I’ve always loved horror movies though I’m more a fan of thrillers than gore fests and torture porn.  That doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy films like Saw every now and then but The Human Centipede takes gore to a whole new level…  I think.

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A coworker of mine, knowing my love of the horror genre, sent me a link to The Human Centipede’s trailer.  He asked me to take a guess at what the film was about.  97% of the population probably made the same guess that I did.  Giant bug?  I don’t mind creature features.  Maybe this would be a low budget horror film with a massive centipede that crashed through walls and ripped people in half.

I was way off…

It’s about a deranged doctor who surgically attaches 3 people face to butt to form a horrific PEOPLE… PEDE..

That was going to be my second guess!

When it comes to deranged people committing atrocities in movies, most of the scares are in the threat of violence.  A horrible fate awaits innocent people who must escape and we cheer them on while experiencing the thrills along the way.  Torture films these days throw out the threat and then follow through for an entirely different kind of scary.  It works for those who love gore filled movies and even I can admit to liking a select few torture films like Saw and Hostel.

This trailer kick started a conversation amongst my friends that lasted weeks.  How crazy could the movie possibly be when you see the 3 unfortunate souls walking around as one in the trailer!  How does the surgery take place?  What the hell was the director thinking!?

I was stunned when I saw the trailer thinking about all the little reasons why the movie would be 100% disturbing.  Eventually, I made my way over to The Human Centipede’s Wikipedia page to learn more about the story.

Movies That Scarred Me For Life: The Human Centipede

That’s when I decided I didn’t really need to see it.  If the trailer grosses me out for all the wrong reasons then why bother right?  Yet, I still have to give director Tom Six credit for creating a film so disturbing that the trailer freaked me out.

I don’t know if I’ll ever have a stomach strong enough to watch people poop in each others’ mouths while an insane doctor laughs.  I’m genuinely concerned for those poor people…  Especially since the actors involved didn’t necessarily know what they were signing up for. (According to wikipedia)

And just when you think it couldn’t possibly get any worse?  Word breaks that a sequel is in the works and rumor is the film centers around a TWELVE-ipede! A film Tom Six promises will be the sickest movie of all time.

Gross.  No thank you.