Every year the movie buffs issue their usual scream-fest lists for your Halloween entertainment pleasure, featuring a multitude of Halloweens, Omens, Friday the 13ths, Rings, Exorcists, etc. My sister, the resident buff in our family, directed me to a list that was a bit different - horror films off the beaten path. I loved this quirky collection, and was proud to admit that I'd seen 15 of the 25 mentioned.
I was raised on scary flicks, and from my teen years on, have enjoyed about every sub-genre of horror there is...slasher, psychological, camp, Italian, you name it. I am not easily scared or offended. But when I browsed through the above-mentioned list, I realized there were a few movies that needed to be addressed. MOVIES THAT LEFT ME REPULSED. Whether you are into that kind of thing, or you just prefer to be warned, please behold. (Note that general plot points may be spoiled, but in no way will lessen the impact - trust me).
The Human Centipede - Creepy modern Dr. Frankenstein has this great idea to take three humans and splice them together surgically, mouth to butt, forming one gastrointestinal tract. Every awful visual you can imagine and more is laid out before you, from the abduction of the three victims, the surgery, and the consequences of the first guy (the one with the mouth) eating and digesting food.
This film is seriously demented. Although critics pretty much universally HATED this movie for its gratuitous debasement, according to EW it has become a cult favorite. (Good Lord, what does this say about our society?) So much that they have made a Human Centipede 2, where there are twelve folks involved in the experiment. As my sister sagely said, it is unnecessary to see the second movie - we get it.