'Abduction,' 'Beastly,' 'New Year's Eve' and...?
4. "The Human Centipede 2"
This film reveals Tom Six as one of the most calculated and empty provocateurs working today. His first film managed to capture a surprising mainstream audience simply because it restrained itself, focusing more on mood than on graphic mayhem. The second film reaches for some meta-textual significance and commentary on horror film audiences, but it is so cartoonishly gross, so unrelentingly unrelenting, that is becomes a numbing exercise. It is a total failure as a horror film, not remotely scary, and not all the post-modern reflexive deconstruction in the world can justify the parade of moronic degradation the film delivers.
- Drew McWeeny