It’s coming. Slowly, but surely, it’s coming. Crawling on all of its 48 legs, HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2 (FULL SEQUENCE) is coming to the Alamo Drafthouse theaters in Houston and there’s nothing you can do to escape the majestic ugliness of Tom Six’s strangely evocative film.
First things, first.
For those that saw the original HUMAN CENTIPDE (FIRST SEQUENCE), yes, the sequel ratchets up the violence and gore in ways that the original only hinted at. Yes, the result is a nauseatingly twisted display of the most vile, putrid imagery a lone individual can come up with. Yes, the movie is everything you’ve been promised and even more. It’s a beautifully photographed black-and-white art film that proves that humans still have new territories of bad taste to explore and colonize. And yes, it’s a movie that horror fans should watch — preferably in a theater that serves plenty of alcohol.
But here’s something you may not have been expecting. The film, about a man who sews the derrieres of kidnapped victims to the mouths of other bloodied up poor S.O.Bs, has a hint of intelligence hiding behind its beady little eyes. Smeared with blood and poo as it may be, this intelligence exposes a film that has something to say.
The film picks up directly from where the last movie left off — up to and including the moment where the credits begin to roll. As the camera pans out, audience see that they are watching the film HUMAN CENTIPEDE played from a computer monitor in the dingy office of a parking lot attendant. Watching the film is Martin, a squat, morbidly obese creep who has an unhealthy obsession with the first film. Martin, as played by Laurence Harvey, is slightly mentally challenged and the victim of childhood abuse. He's also 100 percent completely obsessed with the idea of creating his own human centipede. He carries around a scrapbook of clippings about the film and doodles. He has sexual congress with a piece of sandpaper. In other words, he is exactly the type of HUMAN CENTIPEDE fan the first film’s detractors were kept up at night worrying about.
Who would have guessed? HUMAN CENTIPEDE II is a treatise about horror fandom as delivered by a giggling, poop-infatuated murderer named Martin.
The film pushes all sorts of boundaries and because of that, we’re excited to be bringing it to both Houston Alamo locations. We’ll have a week long run of the fun starting at West Oaks and then moving to Mason Park. And, better yet, you don’t have to stay up to midnight and drive downtown!
At every screening, we’ll have a pre-movie game and some giveaways — including a barf bag for everybody who attends.
Don’t miss out on watching this truly unique movie on the big screen. You’ll never look at a piece of sandpaper the same way again.