Halloween Horror: The Human Centipede II

There are few times in my life that I've questioned humanity and what we consider entertainment. This is one of those rare instances. The Human Centipede 2 is a disgusting film that further pushes the limits of the horror genre. This is a vile movie that is like a beautiful train wreck. No matter what's happening, you're disgusted but can't turn your eyes away. The Human Centipede 2 is beyond filth, gore, or violence. It is the definition of perversity.

The Human Centipede 2 adds little to the established story from the first film. It stands on it's own as it tells the story of an obsessed fan of the original. However, this movie lacks the depraved humor of the first and offers no character development at all. We are thrown in to a new "real world" scenario with a whole new batch of grotesque characters and nauseating sequences of flagrant violence directed towards all forms of human life. I didn't find the film quite as upsetting as A Serbian Film, but it's still a stomach turner.

Years ago, the phrase "torture porn" was coined with the advent of films like Saw and Hostel. The Human Centipede 2 moves far beyond the borders of that overused term. This is unfiltered brutality that truly pushes the limits of what I will stomach in a movie.

 I would suggest seeing it but know what you're getting yourself in to.