"The Human Centipede 2: Full Seqence (2011/Blu-ray/IFC Midnight)" Review

Review: Unlike most sequels that either follow right off where the original ended or even a few years later this sequel takes it in a most fresh direction and goes a different route. That route being one that follows an obsessed fan of the original film that wants to desperately make his own real life human centipede. With a crowbar in one hand and a roll of duct tape in the other he is determined to fulfill this dark desires one ass to mouth at a time. With the film going the way it did it really made me skeptical if it could live up to the previous films standards. To me I think it did in someways but only failed at 1 thing, it was missing a oddly likeable demented surgeon.

On the other hand it did deliver what I expected and that was for the gross out factor to be over flowing this time around and for it also to not hold back. Especially in the final scene when his creation comes together and he injects them each with medicine to give them diarrhea. That scene actually did gross me out a bit even if it was in black & white. Also you get to see our main sicko Martin take barbed wire and put it on his cock and rape the girl at the end of the centipede. Like I said this film does push the limits. I actually think them doing the film in B&W was a great idea because it makes it look so much darker and grittier than the first film looked.
Unlike the original I actually felt dirty after the film ended which hasn't happened to me since I watched "A Serbian Film".  The only thing that got a little old is that most of the violence he uses to knock out his victims is him simply hitting them with a crowbar. Which I guess works for the character because he is supposed to be mentally challenged and if you look at it he has a lack of resources unlike Dr. Heiter. In the end it did make me actually happy to hear that there will be a third and final film to complete the trilogy also it's supposed to be that much more extreme. Which really got me excited to hear!
Overall this was a very unique sequel that does stand strong next to it's now cult hit counterpart. I say if you like the original then you really need to give this one a try even if it is only for 1 viewing!

-Daniel "Damnation" Lee

Director: Douglas McKeown
Genre: Horror
Blu-ray Release Year: 2012
Theatrical Release Year: 2011
Time Length: 91 mins.
Company: IFC Films
Website: www.ifcfilms.com