Saturday, October 30, 2010
the human centipede
yes, i watched it. i had to, i live with a 16 year old boy who practically squealed with delight when he saw it was at the redbox. i told him we had to be quiet about it, and never tell anyone we watched it, but here i am already breaking that rule. for one thing, it was quite possibly a million times better than i expected, and i wasn't even drunk. the bad guy was so deliciously creepy and evil with just a hint of camp, and it had all the "oh my god don't go in there!" moments i love in a horror film. for a movie about people being sewn together ass-to-mouth, it was well done. nicely shot, nicely cast, creepy and subversive and ridiculous. i suppose i expected so little that i might just be surprised that it wasn't the worst thing ever, but honestly? if you dig on gross horror films, you'll like it. watch it for the creepy guy, and you won't regret it. he reminds me of a euro-version of christopher walken. that, my friends, is high praise.