LSJTD: The Human Centipede (2009)
Updated: Dec 21, 2022
Once a month, Kelly dares Jessica to watch a film surrounding the monthly theme. These challenges are meant to scare, or unsettle, Jessica, and broaden her horror horizons.
I love breaking the rules! I decided to go with this infamous 2000s horror film, though not because it's a fantastic film, but because it's an experience I think everyone should have. It's not scary in the classic, spooky way, but it's gross, weird, and really just something you need to see to believe. This might be the month where Jess can't finish the movie! But, we'll see. At least it's 100% medically accurate and that's something that I can respect. ENJOY!
Well, this was a LSJTD first: I could not bring myself to finish the movie. I have watched Chained, Anti-Christ, Inside, RAW.... and it was The Human Centipede that broke me. Now, I did at least get a whole hour in and I know I only had 26 minutes left to endure, but when the lead exclaimed that he needed to "Take a shit", I was out! I had already been uncomfortable watching up to this point; I was witnessing the human centipede (the actual insect itself creeps me out), knowing what was to come and that there is no possible survival. But anything to do with the human ingestion of feces is where I draw the line. This is a series in horror that I have no interest in.
Note: To satisfy my curiosity of how The Human Centipede ends, I looked up the synopsis on Wikipedia because I knew I was never, ever going back to revisit.