The Human Centipede

Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie
Film director: 
Tom Six
Event date: 
Fri, 29/10/2010

A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a new "pet"-- a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums.

Professor Andrew Lawrence wrote the article on the right-hand side of this page especially for Cardiff sciSCREEN, and is in reference to the Halloween screening of Human Centipede at Chapter on Friday 29th of October 2010

Articles on this film:

Morbid Fascination: Disgust and the Human Centipede

'Disgust is a frequent and powerful component of cinematic experience – in particular in horror movies. So frequent, in fact, that a whole film genre capitalizing on disgust has been coined: ‘cinéma vomitif’. But what does it mean to be disgusted and why do we subject ourselves to such an obviously unpleasant experience?