Note: This is an old post before I found podomatic, but I thought it would be nice to have a post of it here for safe keeping. Another episode with my mom about a specific genre film will be coming soon as well. Enjoy:
The Human Centipede: Beyond Star Ratings
Dr. Heiter: Feed her!
Happy Holidays everyone! After a year of writing about movies and spending the past week writing up top 10 lists to pick out the highlights (and lowlights) of the year, I figured: why not end the year with a look at the 2010 film that disgusted the most people simply by creating mental image of its premise (and I’m not talking about Sex and the City 2: Still Bangin’). The Human Centipede is a film that many are convinced does not even exist, but is just some kind of sick joke film that people hear about. I can indeed say it does exist, but I have had a lot of trouble coming up with a way to write about it. However, I came up with a solution.
After much convincing from my friend Brian (owner and writer of the site Why So Blu), I managed to obtain a copy of the Blu-ray and watch it with some friends during a weekend in October. On this same weekend, I tasked my mom to do the same thing, as she and I share a similar taste in obscure, B-horror movies. I gave my mom such a task because even before seeing the film myself, because I felt I would have difficulty explaining my thoughts and coming up with an appropriate star rating. Now, with both of us having seen the film, I managed to spend some time with my mother to talk over whatever merits The Human Centipede had to offer. I have recorded the conversation we had.