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‘Human Centipede 2’ In Color Could Have Been a Cult Classic

Human Centipede 2, via Six and IFC

While it felt and was positioned as an artistic choice, it’s clear that Tom Six’s The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) (read my review) was forced to be released in black & white.

This morning Tom Six took us back to 2011 with another colorful look at Laurence R. Harvey as “Martin” in the sequel, which really makes the scene “pop”. The shot, shared above and below, is visceral, raw and uncompromising. I believe it tonally changes everything about Human Centipede 2 trasnforming it from a dark comedy to a brutal slasher. Thoughts?

Inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter from the first film, disturbed loner Martin dreams of creating a 12-person centipede and sets out to realize his sick fantasy.



  • drmodem

    I still don’t understand what happened with The Human Centipede III. So much shouting. And it needs subtitles, I don’t think I understood most of it. The way it was lit, shot and edited made me feel like I was watching something on stage.

  • Fracassi

    Color is tricky. Jonathan Demme and David Fincher have always been good at using color to somewhat haunt the audience with muted hues, but at the same time E Elias Merhige has done really great work with grainy b/w. It is so interesting how every little detail can alter a movie so drastically.

  • brewers_rule

    I don’t think so. It kind of cheapens the stuff they have on as ‘clothing.’ Looks like they put aluminum foil on from the 99 Cents Store. That, and nipples look better in black & white…

  • Yakushiji Tenzen

    truly is bloody disgusting. Gross. This is the only movie series I will NOT watch.

    • lion7718

      I kinda thought the same, than I watched the 1st 2 about 3 weeks ago & the 3rd last week. The 1st film is the only one worth watching…IMO.

      • Jon of the Dead

        I much prefered the 2nd one out of the 3. the 1st one left too much too the imagination if your gonna do it you need to go for it full throtle like in the 2nd 1. out of the 3 it is deff the nastiest. the 3rd is probably my least favourite it does have some good scenes but his shouting made it hard to watch and it didnt go as far as the 2nd movie and i was hoping it would get even worse with the 3rd but no, 1 and 2 are worth the watch 3 only if your a fan

        • Javi Simon

          I’ve yet to watch #3, but I agree with you about HC2. The first one left so much to the imagination that I felt it was overrated. No. 2 came to deliver the goods though … and then some! I think the black-and-white aspect added to the overall dread and depravity of the film. But, after looking at that photo, I’d like to re-watch it in color. I believe I read on IMBD that it was shot in color and Six later decided to make it black-and-white. Maybe it’ll be re-released in color when 3 makes it to DVD.

      • ThunderDragoon

        Haven’t seen the 3rd yet, but yeah, the 2nd one sucks. I really enjoyed the 1st.

  • Christensen

    probably not

  • Mightygil

    colour or not it remains an absolutely terrible film

  • There was some color i remember. Deep brown spray shit.

  • I have seen some of the sickest things you could ever witness and I honestly don’t know if I could handle this whole film in full colour. That dude in that photo is just horrifying to look at! O O

  • concerned citizen

    Stop trying to make The Human Centipede happen. It’s trash, and no matter how many times you positions yourself as one of the chosen few who “got it”, it’s still trash. Tom Six is a snake oil salesman.

  • Alanmac

    Liked part 1 but despised part 2. It was just gore for the sake of gore. Didn’t really see the big deal with part 1 being labeled as such a big deal but whatever. Doubt I’ll see part 3 and that’s not because part 2 was such garbage. It’s just because it’s a played out tired concept at this point.

  • I Am Colossus

    Meh boring is boring in any shade

  • zombie84_41

    I hope he puts it in color. Or I’ll just fucking color it myself.

    • Ted C

      Fucking fuck!

      • zombie84_41


  • Pressly Parrish

    lol one day youll get back to covering something worthwhile but it hast been lately, so peace out.

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