Daily Hilarity: Tosh.0 Explains The Whole Plot Of Human Centipede (Uncut)

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Daniel Tosh hilarious recounts the full plot of the supremely gross, transgressive horror film, The Human Centipede:

A few days after I successfully defended my dissertation last year, one of my best friends and I went out for a celebratory dinner and afterwards decided to see a movie on the spur of the moment. We went down to the artsy Independent Film Channel theater in the Village and saw what they were showing. We noticed that there was going to be a special showing of The Human Centipede after which the cast would director would come out and talk to the audience. From the poster and the title I (inaccurately) guessed this would be a movie like one of my all time favorites, The Fly and I thought it would be fun to see a film followed by the chance to see the filmmakers live.

It wasn’t like The Fly. It was, instead, unbelievably gross and horrific, laughably campy, and at times a good thriller. I don’t know that I would say I liked it, but I will surely always remember it and always joke about it with my friend. I could not evaluate it in traditional terms and so I completely approved of Roger Ebert’s choice when it came time for him to rate the film:

I am required to award stars to movies I review. This time, I refuse to do it. The star rating system is unsuited to this film. Is the movie good? Is it bad? Does it matter? It is what it is and occupies a world where the stars don’t shine.

The cast was really, really nice and approachable afterwards.

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • Stevie

    “…unbelievably gross and horrific, laughably campy, and at times a good thriller. I don’t know that I would say I liked it, but I will surely always remember it… ”
    Perfectly stated! Ditto, ditto, ditto. LOL! The only reason I cant say I liked it is because… well… it was just SO WRONG on so many levels and I am not sure ‘liked it’ is the appropriate phrase. Of course ‘enjoyed it’ doesnt fit either. But I didn’t turn it off and I certainly wasnt bored… its one of the more uncomfortable movies I’ve ever watched – not just while watching it but even now trying to explain (defend?) myself for having watched it. ;)

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