'Human Centipede' Sequel Fails to Scare up U.K. Audience
Previously banned title takes less than $1500 from 10 screens in U.K.
LONDON – Controversial horror movie The Human Centipede II – Full Sequence may have made it into theaters here but hardly anyone has bothered to check out what all the fuss is about.
The movie, made by director Tom Six, rolled out across 10 movie screens, inching to less than £1,000 ($1590) at the box office.
Just to get a release for the horror flick has been seen as a triumph by the filmmakers of a movie widely touted as one of the more disturbing, if not downright sick, horror movies ever.
Six’s follow up to his controversial low-budget horror film The Human Centipede I -- First Sequence was embroiled in months of negotiations between the filmmakers and the BBFC, before the censor agreed to issue it a certificate after cuts were made.
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) raked in just £6,145 ($9,771) from 14 screens when it opened in August 2010, a stellar amount by comparison.
According to reports, Six is already promising to make Human Centipede 3 claiming it will “make the last one look like a Disney film.”
The filmmaker told British movie monthly Empire he plans to shoot it in America and that it is going to upset a lot of people.
That’s if anyone goes to see it.
The cuts to the sequel, the first film in a planned horror series directed by Tom Six, allowed the BBFC to issue it with a certificate.
Sources say the cuts to the sequel are just over two minutes in total to address the BBFC’s initial concerns that there was “little attempt to portray any of the victims in the film as anything other than objects to be brutalized, degraded and mutilated for the amusement and arousal of the central character, as well as for the pleasure of the audience."
The first movie saw a mad scientist stitch together three victims face-to-bottom creating the "human centipede" of the title.
The sequel follows a man obsessed with the first movie who sets out on his own human centipede quest.
With scenes of masturbation with sandpaper, defecation into mouths and barbed wire wrapped rape of the woman at the end of Centipede 2 it was originally said no amount of cuts could render the DVD classifiable.