During a stopover in Germany in the middle of a carefree road trip through Europe, two American girls find themselves alone at night when their car breaks down in the woods. Searching for help at a nearby villa, they are wooed into the clutches of a deranged retired surgeon who explains his mad scientific vision to his captives' utter horror. They are to be the subjects of his sick lifetime fantasy: to be the first to connect people, one to the next, and in doing so bring to life "the human centipede."

  1. Tom Six

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Dieter Laser

    Dieter Laser

    Dr. Heiter

  2. Ashley C. Williams

    Ashley C. Williams


  3. Ashlynn Yennie

    Ashlynn Yennie


  4. Akihiro Kitamura

    Akihiro Kitamura


  5. Andreas Leupold

    Andreas Leupold

    Detective Kranz

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The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
The Human Centipede (First Sequence)



Status Released

Release Information

  • April 26, 2009


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 32m

Budget $2,011,799.00

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