Tom Six explains The Human Centipede II

"It’s an ode to Schindler's List!"

 
Welcome to the mind of director Tom Six, where stitching people together to share a single digestive system seems like a fun project. 
 
Want to delve deeper? Well, Six has been chatting about the inspiration for his second film in The Human Centipede series and you might be surprised at some of the influences. 
 
“I knew part one had to be psychological because people had to get used to the sick idea first. So, in the second one I knew you had to show things and I was already thinking for a sequel, 'What would be worse than a surgeon making a human centipede?' That would be somebody who doesn’t have medical skills making a human centipede, so that must be a fan or something,” Six told Fangoria.  
 
“When I was travelling the world and people asked me, 'What if some maniac out there copies your idea,' I knew for sure.” 
 
The Human Centipede (Full Sequence) is also shot in black and white. Was that to tone down the red splatter like the Crazy 88 fight in Kill Bill 2
 
“When I made part one, I used clinical colours, the camera work is very steady and that really fit the story of Dr. Heiter. For the second one, I wanted to do a completely different film. I wanted to create a dark story - it had to look dirty and beautiful at the same time. Black and white really helped the story of Martin,” Six explains, before revealing one unusual influence. 
 
“If I did it in colour, all the attention would go to the gore and centipede. It’s much more than that. It’s a story, and the black and white gives it a really uncomfortable feeling, like Eraserhead and I did a Schindler's List. Spielberg used a red dress, I used brown diarrhoea. It’s an ode to Schindler's List!"

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Comments

    • QuietLife

      Oct 12th 2011, 9:22

      My god this guy is such a tool. I understand he's attempting to be tongue in cheek but to compare this torture-porn c**p to Schindler's List is downright insulting.

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    • Siban1982

      Oct 12th 2011, 10:37

      Is it me or does that sound like he's taking the p**s out of Schindler's List by using brown diarrhea instead of something red? He's loving the attention he's getting.

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    • MikeyRix

      Oct 12th 2011, 12:27

      Not sold on this being an "ode", and I haven't even seen "Schindler's List" to even guess.

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    • StevePotter

      Oct 12th 2011, 20:05

      What a f*****g hack. Making your disgusting torture porn seem classy by comparing it to Schindler's List is a dick move, f*****t. Sorry, got a bit angry.

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