Commentary #37 – The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)


Some kids grow up wanting to be a policeman, a fireman, or an astronaut. Not Dieter Laser. He looked at the state of mad scientism in the world and said “NEIN!” Frankenstein’s monster was great and all, but the creature was missing two critical elements: somebody attached to his butt and face. Herr Laser corrects this rookie mistake in an awesomely over-the-top performance that is nothing less than creepily delightful.  (IMDb)

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10 thoughts on “Commentary #37 – The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)”

  1. Oh, WHY!?

    I swore that I would never watch this movie, and you guys go and do a podcast commentary of it. I’ve watched more torture porn because of you guys than I ever wanted to. I’ll listen to it, but I ain’t watchin’ it. This one is out of bounds, guys. Out. Of. Bounds. Someone told me that this movie was about sewing a bunch of people together, mouth-to-anus, and I was done.

    Of course, I’m sure I can expect the usually delightful and lighthearted Film Pigs commentary that I’ve come to enjoy. I just don’t feel like barfing.

    1. It’s actually not as graphically horrible as you might think – more silly than horrifying. But in a good way. Not nearly as disturbing or difficult to watch as, say, Audition.

      And Dieter Laser is incredibly awesome as the mad scientist.

        1. Don’t blame you. I squirmed all the way through Audition. In contrast, I was more entertained by Centipede. Never felt the urge to look away or throw up like in Audition. In fact, just thinking about Audition right now makes me want to throw up.

  2. Hoo boy. I’ve been expecting this one to come down the pike eventually. I was disturbed just by Daniel Tosh’s “spoiler review” on Tosh.0.

  3. Wow I was surprised at how fun that movie was, I expected it to be unwatchable and disgusting but I was laughing throughout.

  4. I was constantly being told how disturbing this movie was. After seeing it, I just laughed. But in a good way; it was so silly, it became enjoyable.

    Funny commentary, as always. 🙂

  5. I totally Agree Skelton, Dieter Laser was the best mad scientist I have seen in years. He should be type cast into that role for a decade at least. He was cold, intelligent, and evil. I didn’t find the movie gross or scary. like Marissa I laughed at a lot of the scenes, like Dieter screaming FEED HER! It got to the point where the roommate and myself were making our own dialogue for the movie like it was an old Kung Fu movie. A coworker at Dish told me about the movie, not that where is important it just flowed out. He said it with that grin on his face that says, I want you to tell me how rude I am for making you watch this movie. So I went home and looked for the movie on dish online for some reason and found it on IFC. Then the fun began. Have you seen the second one? Where this one has an almost clinical feel to it, the second one is dirty, gross, and much bloodier. I told that coworker to watch the sequel since he hadn’t. He hasn’t talked to me since and he looks at me like I killed his pet fish.

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