The Human Centipede was a pretty atrocious, not so much in terms of quality but in the nature of the storyline. The filmmakers promised us more of the same for the sequel, just more sick, twisted, and graphic. And boy, have they delivered on that promise.
No, I haven’t see The Human Centipede II, and it’s unlikely I ever will. But I know it must be bad as it has been banned from release in the U.K. by the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification). Which is a rarity these days.
According to Empire, The Human Centipede II has been banned on the grounds it contains “unacceptable material” throughout. While the first film dealt with the quest by the victims of this wicked experiment to escape, the sequel deals more with the protagonist’s “depraved sexual fantasy.” And that’s been deemed too much even for consenting adults to bear witness to.
In the 1970s and 80s the BBFC banned films left, right, and center. But it hasn’t done so for a long time, instead demanding cuts or edits in order for a movie to be released on an 18 certificate. A Serbian Film is a recent example of this.
I have to say I’m against censorship of this kind. Surely adults can make their own minds up whether they want to watch this kind of film. Personally The Human Centipede II doesn’t hold any appeal for me, but I would have at least liked the opportunity to decide whether to watch it for myself.