The Human Centipede

The Human Centipede

Ashley C. Williams as Lindsay and Ashlynn Yennie as Jenny in THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE directed by Tom Six. © 2009 sixentertainment. An IFC Films Release

The Human Centipede

Photography Director:
Production Designer:
  • Thomas Stefan
  • Nigel De Hond
Special Effects Make-up Artist:

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The Human Centipede (2009/2010)

Also Known As: The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

Opened: 04/30/2010 Limited (additional theaters on 5/7/2010)

IFC Center04/30/2010 - 06/16/201048 days
Sunset 5/LA05/21/2010 - 06/17/201028 days
Laemmle's Play...06/11/2010 - 06/17/20107 days

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Genre: Horror/Drama

Rated: Unrated


A one-of-a-kind experience that is guaranteed to shock and divide audiences, Dutch filmmaker Tom Six's twisted biological horror film THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE confidently goes where few films have dared to go. In addition to its shocking imagery, the film also features an indelibly villainous performance by Dieter Laser, whose brilliant and demented Dr. Heiter is sure to soon join the ranks of Freddy, Jason and Jigsaw whenever true horror icons are discussed.

During a stopover in Germany while enjoying a carefree roadtrip through Europe, two American girls find themselves alone at night when their car breaks down in the woods. Searching for help, they find an isolated villa whose mysterious owner, Dr. Heiter, takes them in for the night. The next day they awake to find themselves in the basement, trapped in a terrifying makeshift hospital with another one of the doctor's abductees. Dr. Heiter explains to the three of them that he is retired surgeon who had specialized in separating Siamese twins. His three "patients", however, are not about to be separated, but will be joined together in a horrific operation. He plans to be the first to connect people, one to the next, via their gastric system, and in doing so bring to life his sick lifetime fantasy: 'the human centipede'.