Great news for fans of ass-to-mouth!
IFC Films has snatched up the North American rights to deranged Dutch director Tom Six’s controversial mad-doctor film The Human Centipede. Newbie actresses (of course) Ashlynn Yennie and Ashley C. Williams star as American tourists abducted by an evil German scientist hell-bent on creating a human centipede by sewing people together mouth-to-anus.
(To read a review, go here.)
Ashlynn Yennie described her role to the foreign press as:
It was a little uncomfortable. …I think the most uncomfortable part was being down on all fours with your mouth, with your mouth…your jaw hurts mostly, because your mouth was open on a bit. But it wasn’t that bad, I’ll be honest. It wasn’t that bad to be on all fours.
It was shocking when I saw it for the first time. It’s funny, when I told my family members about the film they were like “Oh yea, OK,” and then, when they saw pictures from it, they were like “Whoa … that’s totally different than what we thought.” Normally when we told people they were going to sew people together they thought it was going to be shoulder to shoulder, but we’re like “No … ass-to-mouth … it’s great.”
The Human Centipede costars Akihiro Kitamura, Dieter Laser, and Andreas Leupold and has already won awards on the film festival circuit, including Best Picture at the 2009 Scream Fest LA Film Festival and Best Horror Film at the 2009 Fantastic Fest. Six is currently working on a sequel, which will feature a 15 person human centipede.
To see interviews with Six, Yennie, and other cast members, check out the following clip:
IFC will release The Human Centipede simultaneously in theaters (limited run) and VOD later this year. The company has handled North American distribution for acclaimed and edgy films such as Antichrist, Dead Snow, and The Last Winter.
IFC Entertainment’s president, Jonathan Sehring says:
I can’t remember when I have been as excited and had as much fun being horrified and repulsed while watching a movie. Echoing back to the early works of David Cronenberg, ‘The Human Centipede” is a landmark work in the horror genre, taking the “mad doctor” conceit and perversely twisting it into a mind-boggling roller coaster ride. Everyone at IFC is excited to introduce such a unique talent as Tom Six to American audiences and it’s a perfect film for our theatrical and VOD platforms.
I’m not sure if this is the most stupid film I have ever heard of or the most brilliant. Either way, it had me at ass-to-mouth.