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John Ary From Fantastic Fest 2011: HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2 Audience Reaction Vids!!


Merrick here...

The great John Ary, who has been doing a really nice job with our recently established AICN Toys column (runs on Sundays), checks in from Fantastic Fest  2011 with a video review of HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2.  

I'm really glad someone's generating this kind of media for AICN - 'tis long overdue as far as I'm concerned.  John's done very nice job and I'm very much look forward to seeing more of this.  

Here's the first in a series of video reports from John...




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  • Sept. 23, 2011, 1:01 p.m. CST


    by clockworksrevenge

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 1:01 p.m. CST


    by Ator


  • Sept. 23, 2011, 1:01 p.m. CST

    by clockworksrevenge

    First but for this shitty talkback....

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Hipster Horror?

    by MooseMalloy

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 1:20 p.m. CST

    I want to see it now :(

    by CptBlood

    I liked the first film. Thought it was well shot, raised interesting points and had an excellent villain. When I saw Tom talking about the sequel I thought he'd missed what made the first film good and this one would be, literally, shit. But from what I've seen and heard, this is Looking pretty interesting. Loving the look of "Martin" . Also, the most interesting thing about the first movie was the way it looked at communication. Looks like Tom 6 is still playing with that notion. I'm definitely going to watch this.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST


    by zufflezipperfish

    One for an NZB I guess. And anyone who owns a W reg Mondeo is probably deserving of the centipede treatment. Bet he's called Wayne.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Is the whole film in black and white?

    by godoffireinhell

    If so, that's a really interesting and unexpected choice.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Could he have picked......

    by Stark1070

    a more douchey grouping of people to comment on it?

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Ary looks a bit like Moby....Cox.

    by Arkhaminmate001

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST

    It's Fudgepack Friday!


    Today's contestant: Dame Helen Mirren! So ... does The Queen allow commoners and their Brian Cox in her backdoor?

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Yes it is in B&W

    by LoLWut

    The whole thing is in Black and White. For the blu-ray and DVD releases he is adding a colored version if you prefer that instead of B&W

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 1:52 p.m. CST


    by BackwardGalaxy

    I'm sure I will catch flack for this... but there is nothing remotely entertaining or redeeming about this kind of film. Shame on anyone and everyone who voluntarily sits in front of it, let alone pays money to do so.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 1:53 p.m. CST

    next year will be an awesome one for movies

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

    Human centipede 2, american reunion,avengers,Prometheus,batman 3(nolan),expendables 2, and of course who can forget the hobbit. What a treat us film geeks have in 2012. If the world is going to end by that time, what a selection of possibly great choices to see before we reach Valhalla.

  • Everyone in the world. Starts with large people, going smaller, smaller, teenagers, children, babies, then grows up again, more teenagers, small people, larger people, until it reaches the largest man again. The last one in sews himself in it.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST


    by UGG

    He was the best thing about the original.

  • Post-show videos like that are Kryptonite to Six. He tried to make "the most shocking film" of all time and to shock people with his shockingly gruesome shock effects, but instead got a bunch of bemused hipsters walking out of the theater cracking lame jokes. And, on a side note, doesn't Austin have any good looking hipsters?

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Love the music during that video.

    by fattyaaron

    The cheery elevator music really fits the reviews.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 2:25 p.m. CST

    For Fuc%s sake Why?!?!?!

    by AnarchyWorldsEnd

    I just don't get why people think it's cool to make weak jokes about something that goes this far in reveling in the pain and degradation of human beings. I'm aware that there is such a thing as black humor and turning terrible material on it's head to tell an interesting tale, but all I've heard of this movie is it's torture porn du jour. Now if someone's into that, well that is what it is. But these people making light of this movie have wallowed in shit and don't want to admit that they're dirty. Just like all these people who watch snuff videos on the internet and laugh about them. Making it a joke doesn't change anything you're tainted by that shit whether you want to admit it or not.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 2:33 p.m. CST

    This entire thing is a big marketing scheme

    by Knobules

    You are all being manipulated people! I gotta say I cant blame Six for milking this idiotic crap. He probably thinks this centipede sht is as stupid as the rest of us. If people are gonna pay hes not going to tell them not to.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST

    If it was THAT disturbing...

    by vanchimera

    ... people would likely not even want to come close to even talking about it. Unless the sorts of people that generally go to the Drafthouse are psychotic drunks... which I'm pretty sure Rapey Beardo is. Anyhow, cum, shit, rape and blood do not disturbing make. Anyone can shock, and since these little videos and early reviews have told us pretty much everything we're going to see, the only reason to view this thing now is to be able to say you did. I'm still disturbed by the prune shearer in the hospital scene in Exorcist 3 more than anything I've seen in the last decade. Tom Six is turning into a gross Uwe Boll, and it's a shame, because he does have style, it's just used terribly.

  • works together, accidentally. So, #1: the brief footage of HC2 looks cheap, and that they were trying to mask the cheapness with B&W. #2: I've never heard of "Stool Pigeon," and suspect I never will again.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Not banned, rejected.

    by Rogue Trooper

    The film didn't get banned in the UK, it just wasn't granted a certificate by the BBFC. First film was rubbish, not planning on watching the second.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Shit eating is over rated

    by BoRock_A_Boomer

    As Merrick knows

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Vanchimera. That headless statue, shearer IS a true shocker

    by Knobules

    Thanks for the memory. Best jump, sick to my stomach for an hour perfectly shot shock scene ever. And at the time had I NO idea that was coming. Zero gore or perverted crap. Just a well thought out scare.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Guy rapes the human centipede?

    by buggerbugger

    I wonder if he kept the person with the nicest-looking arse to be the final segment? Rape seems kind of... humdrum for a guy with an extreme surgery/coprophilia fixation. It would make more sense if his ultimate goal was for himself to be the final segment in the sequence, so he could taste the multi-shit while wanking himself off or something. Oh well, maybe that's a delight being kept for 'Human Centipede 3'?

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST

    People are free to view whatever sadistic crap they want

    by seasider

    for entertainment but I think Harry's cartoon on the front page is pushing the boundaries of bad taste (no pun intended). Harry, whatever you do for pleasure in private is your business but I prefer not to see a cartoon of you eating some other guy out.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 5:13 p.m. CST


    by SmokingRobot

    You made my day. Thank you.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Pure crap (no pun intended)

    by Clio

    Those interviewees were idiots. The movie is sick, and people who like it are sicker. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 7:01 p.m. CST

    A Talkbalk?!- The Irony

    by cube3

    Having a "geek talkbalk" and even worse..a video of the "audience" being hip about the "shit/rape/regurgitation" the movie presents is even more sad. Marvin is the media saturated autistic audience..made mute by all it's noise, and the perfect representation of "we are what we eat"... I "liked" the first film for its subversive message, but as the film2 becomes a "media event" it becomes its own node in the stream... the stream of what is i guess up to the audience... Nixs view seems clear, maybe one day the rest will get the joke. This is a pre viewing review comment(trailer and audience promo review only), which of course is as full of shit and sadlt today as valid as any review of the actual film. I mean come on, was anyone here not able to review any summer "blockbuster film" even without having seen it?

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 7:01 p.m. CST

    wow this looks fucking horrible


  • Sept. 23, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST

    I still don't get it

    by Mugato5150

    So a guy shits in someone's mouth and somehow they digest the shit and then shit that shit into another person's mouth and...fuck it. Did Kevin Smith write this thing?

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Looks like shit

    by vezner2007

    seriously, if you are the kind of person that enjoys movies like this, you need some help.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 8:11 p.m. CST

    I'm an 'accept everyone and get along' type of girl...

    by 3774

    ...but jeez do Hipsters get on my nerves. They are not cool. They are the assassins of cool. Like vampires, they suck out all counter-culture styles from the past while completely discarding the meaning behind them. Their 'I don't care' image is precisely the opposite of that: exactingly constructed. Usually it is all glued together with a smirking wink and a snarky, wannabe-intellect. If you're a Hipster, I wouldn't oppose any suicidal thoughts you might have. That's all I'm going to say.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    These movies are frankly pathetic...

    by Andrew Coleman

    It used the be violence in movies was used to make a message or comment on society. Now it's "lets see how far will go" and people then pick up on it and say it's "ground breaking"... Bull shit. If you break this movie down what it really is, it's a bad CSI: New York plot with a shit load of violence and disgusting shit. It's made for retards who will fall for it. I'm sorry if you like it... Don't take it personally but if you see these movies because you think you're going against the grain or going against mainstream... I'm sorry I feel like movies like these are just total trash even more than the Smurfs. Give me something new. Just adding over the top violence to a basic made for TV villain suck, it just sucks.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 9:48 p.m. CST

    That piece of shit at the end...

    by Polo Chavez

    I hope he doesn't have children. What a fucking loser.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 10:08 p.m. CST

    it looks shockingly amateurish


    I thought the first one was a semi-cult hit or something? It looks like direct to DVD fuckwankery!

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 10:14 p.m. CST

    lmao @ the new Harry animation


  • Sept. 23, 2011, 11:21 p.m. CST

    pink_apocalypse is absolutely correct...

    by Olive It Up

    The opinions of hipsters on any subject is worthless. Their responses are so carefully measured to be "cool", they end up having no actual thought behind them. Hipsters don't even know what they actually like and/or don't like, and they don't really care. ALL that matters to them is how they're perceived.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 11:25 p.m. CST


    by DanielnocharismaCraig

    Speaking of sick, when is that biopic of kenneth pinyan(mr.hands) finally see the light of day? Now that's one horror movie I wouldn't mind paying to see.

  • Sept. 24, 2011, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Give me a contract, Hollyweird. I'll make audiences puke.

    by kabong

    You want to see degradation, huh, do ya?

  • Sept. 24, 2011, 12:54 a.m. CST


    by blackwood

    Black and white. Silent protagonist. Those two choices might push past my revulsion and make me see it. Fuck. I hate you, Tom Six.

  • Sept. 24, 2011, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Got better things to do with my life...

    by Cinemajerk

    I love movies. I am no prude. I am not against violence or weirdness. I will pretty much will see any genre. But I have ZERO desire to see this flick. None. Zip. Nada. None whatsoever. Not even curious. Not even alittle. South Park's take was genius, and all i needed to see regarding this film. I seriously doubt the director is trying to make a point about anything other than grossing people out for gross outs sake. And to make money. There are much better ways to spend one's life in my opinion. Maybe I am getting older. Maybe it's the wars and the bad economy, i dunno...but with so much suffering around the world...why would I want to subject myself to depravity in the theatre? I don't. And I won't.

  • Sept. 24, 2011, 6:18 a.m. CST

    I'm devastated this isn't being released in the UK...

    by Magic01273

    Oh, wait. No I'm not.

  • Sept. 24, 2011, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Will probably watch one of these ...

    by cripeman

    just to see what people are talking about. I really like the man on the street style reviews.

  • Sept. 24, 2011, 8:28 a.m. CST

    What cinemajerk said!

    by Clavius


  • Sept. 24, 2011, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Saw the first one on Netflix instant on my iPad.

    by UltraTron

    It had that great mad scientist and the suspense building up as he's explaining what he's going to do was the best part. Then it became just watching people suffer and cry. If the centipede victims had gotten revenge. Then maybe one of them survived the ordeal after major reconstructive surgery and became a vigilante- that would have been awesome. I watched some of saw 5 or whatever on Netflix instant and literally turned it off. Women being completely destroyed all through that thing. Just shredded, exploded- you name it. Hey kid- did you sport some wood when you saw that chick get fucked completely into chunks of meat? That's because your ancestors did things like leave a dead good looking chick in the sun for 3 days while everyone got a turn. Mmm. Primitive brainstem delights

  • Sept. 24, 2011, 9:19 a.m. CST

    This site saddens me.

    by mistergreen

    I'm not going on a profane tirate. It's apparent this piece of shit film has some connection to this site whether it's getting advertising money or Harry is friends with the writer/director/producer. It's just sad.

  • Sept. 24, 2011, 10:49 a.m. CST


    by hairlesspet

    Maybe Harry and his friends can have themselves surgically sown together at the chests so they can chest bump every bloody, rapey, second of this shit. Still, if Tom Six didn't have this outlet, who knows what real-life depravity he might be getting into? Knock yourself out man, but I'll pass.

  • Sept. 24, 2011, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Don't flatter this movie

    by OliverOnions

    Tom Six is a pretty inept director and the effects are so cheap that it is not as disturbing or interesting as these assholes are making it sound. Most of the violence is still implied or just badly done/acted it just looks stupid. The only thing that is disturbing is that such a poorly made film will make so much money

  • Sept. 24, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST

    holding out for SERBIAN MILLIPEDE...son!

    by the Green Gargantua

    it's made of babies

  • How'd you get so fucking stupid, America? Was it really by watching too much TV and eating too many hamburgers?

  • Sept. 24, 2011, 8:38 p.m. CST

    should i watch this movie?

    by 510XH01573R


  • Sept. 24, 2011, 8:42 p.m. CST

    or should i wait for the porn version?

    by 510XH01573R

  • Sept. 25, 2011, 3:01 a.m. CST

    i like these reports.

    by javery56

    keep em coming, people didn't hate script girl because of the medium. this guys alright keep it up

  • Sept. 25, 2011, 6:13 a.m. CST

    this movie is the new SAW. Take that faint of hearts!

    by chien_sale

  • Sept. 25, 2011, 6:50 a.m. CST

    These interviewees...

    by tonagan

    sound like the kind of people that talk loudly and pretentiously in line. Like the dude in Annie Hall that Woody Allen exacts revenge on.