The Human Centipede Receives Video Game Tribute/Parody

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The Human Centipede Receives Video Game Tribute/Parody

Atari classic Centipede and surgical-horror film The Human Centipede have been grafted together to create an 8-bit Flash parody.

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The Human Centipede (First Sequence)has earned a ton of publicity over the past few weeks, mainly because the film has left critics nauseous instead of impressed. Reading a synopsis of the movie is enough to make one feel queasy; it's hard to imagine keeping one's lunch down if a person had to actually watch the described events on a screen. Unsurprisingly, a parody of the film has been created in the form of a video game, which is based on the 1980 Atari classic Centipede.

A Flash game created by I-Mockery, it features gameplay straight out of the original Centipede and 8-bit graphics that seem straight out of the 1980s.

Players assume the role of Dr. Heiter, the film's mad surgeon who assembles the titular creature. According to the game's intro screen, "your patients are not pleased with being human centipedes and have begun to rebel against you. Now you must take your trusty rifle and put down these human centipedes like the bad dogs they are."

The differences between this game and Centipede are really only in the visuals. The encroaching centipede is a chain of human bodies linked together, other enemies are police officers and police cars, and the centipede chain can be slowed down when Dr. Heiter collects water glasses laced with roofies.

Other than that, the gameplay is identical to the original Atari title. Players shoot at the oncoming centipede, which splits in two if any body part other than the head is hit. Tombstones serve as the same obstacles the mushrooms did in Centipede, and the other enemies bounce across the player's field of movement.

The satire is definitely well-done, but it's not exactly a comfortable play experience when you know just what the game is mocking. The longer you play, the more icky you feel.

Source: The New York Times

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The Movie is SO gross, and apparently the director said that compared to the sequal, this one is gonna look like my princess pony.

EDIT: Just throwing in a warning here, the below spoiler DOES contain the end of the movie, and some gross shit if you ask me, open at own risk (its just text though, no pictures....OR ARE THERE!?!?!?)

The actual premise of the movie is more disgusting than the execution. I get uneasy pretty easily but I was able to sit through the movie without even a groan. I do agree with Deofuta, though, it is definately fucked up.
Just like the movie, the premise of the game is enough to sell it. Unlike the movie, the premise is hilarious.

Deofuta:
The Movie is SO gross, and apparently the director said that compared to the sequal, this one is gonna look like my princess pony.

I'm.... Terrified at that.

Seriously, How fucked up do you have to be to think of something like that?

Anyway, I'm all for satire...

But just the subject matter...it frightens me....

O_O

EDIT: Also, Hello new news room guy! Diden't see you come in!

Ah, yes. The Human Centipede. Another would-be horror auteur gets his pants tight by making women eat sh*t.
I'll pass.

Seriously, what kind of fucked up person thought that was a good premise for a movie?
*EDIT* I second the welcome of the new news room guy.

Sir Kemper:

Deofuta:
The Movie is SO gross, and apparently the director said that compared to the sequal, this one is gonna look like my princess pony.

I'm.... Terrified at that.

Seriously, How fucked up do you have to be to think of something like that?

Anyway, I'm all for satire...

But just the subject matter...it frightens me....

O_O

EDIT: Also, Hello new news room guy! Diden't see you come in!

Thanks for the welcome! It's great to be here :D

It's actually a pretty boring movie.

It's a sick premise, but it drags along for so long. It's like Martyrs, starts off with a strong first half hour, then crumbles beneath the weight of attempting to justify its premise.

LiquidGrape:
Ah, yes. The Human Centipede. Another would-be horror auteur gets his pants tight by making women eat sh*t.
I'll pass.

LiquidGrape:
Ah, yes. The Human Centipede. Another would-be horror auteur gets his pants tight by making women eat sh*t.
I'll pass.

Perhaps the man who directed the infamous "2 Girls 1 Cup" became an Indie Moive producer?

vansau:

Sir Kemper:

Deofuta:
The Movie is SO gross, and apparently the director said that compared to the sequal, this one is gonna look like my princess pony.

I'm.... Terrified at that.

Seriously, How fucked up do you have to be to think of something like that?

Anyway, I'm all for satire...

But just the subject matter...it frightens me....

O_O

EDIT: Also, Hello new news room guy! Diden't see you come in!

Thanks for the welcome! It's great to be here :D

No thanks needed, just keep provideing us with news, and interesting discussion topics, and you'll never need to know why we don't go into the basement!

I kid, I kid. :P

OH GOD

MY VOMIT

IT JUST KEEPS COMING!

HOW DO I STOP THE PAIN INSIDE!?

Yeah, it was fucked up, but.. it was also rather 'meh'. The movie is in two parts: leading up to the creature, and then having the creature. But... it doesn't do anything with it! It's like "look, a human centipede! yeah... there it is... yep... a human centipede... yeah..." and then the movie ends. Huh. Aisde from having "a human centipede!" there really isn't much point to it.

GrinningManiac:
OH GOD

MY VOMIT

IT JUST KEEPS COMING!

HOW DO I STOP THE PAIN INSIDE!?

o.o

o.0

0.0

0_0

...ewww...

My god lol. Have not seen the film
yet but from everything I have heard...wow lol

I read the plot and wasn't really bothered, I think my six year old cousin can come up with better stuff. It just looks like a seven year old falling asleep while thinking of stuff to do to his brother.

So I have to ask, is the movie really that bad?

Read the synopsis......Wow....

That's pretty messed up.

And now they took a precious childhood memory and fused it with "that".......

Never played the original, but this one is actually pretty fun.

Also, welcome vansau!

I loved the film, I don't believe it's meant to be taken seriously which most people did. I looked at it as black comedy and laughed my ass off throughout.

Still can't figure out how so many people actually lost some sleep over the premise and/or plot of the movie. But as I said before, the internet can prove to be the best desensitization tool...

Sir Kemper:

Deofuta:
The Movie is SO gross, and apparently the director said that compared to the sequal, this one is gonna look like my princess pony.

EDIT: Also, Hello new news room guy! Diden't see you come in!

Yeah, that too.

Welcome to the Escapist! May your articles enlighten us in an entertaining way, and please, do not go to the basement.

For the love of god, will this thing please just go away? I want this bloody thing to disappear and stop being reminded of it, because every time I tink about it I start to feel sick and angry. It's horrible, and if it doesn't go away it's going to start haunting my dreams.

Please for the love of god take down that link to the wikipidea page in the article. I cannot regret learning about this film and reading the synopsis enough.

Great film! I'll have to check this out now :P

I thought this was some crummy old B movie, since the premise seems fit to match one. I am actually genuinely surprised to hear that this is a new release.

Also, what the hell kind of movie is this supposed to be? From the sound of things, the guy just makes a human centipede. That's it. He doesn't actually do anything with it. The movie doesn't bring up any interesting ideas or have a point to prove. You just watch a human centipede. Why?

Internet Kraken:
I thought this was some crummy old B movie, since the premise seems fit to match one. I am actually genuinely surprised to hear that this is a new release.

Also, what the hell kind of movie is this supposed to be? From the sound of things, the guy just makes a human centipede. That's it. He doesn't actually do anything with it. The movie doesn't bring up any interesting ideas or have a point to prove. You just watch a human centipede. Why?

He's probably just mad.

That's the only explanation for doing something that fucking impractical. Geez, if he really cared about his cause, he'd kill off the chicks, sell their organs, raise money and get a ton more people for experiments.

Of course, the experiments in question are pathetic at best as imagination and common sense goes... But then again, there's the "insane" defense.

It's a hilarious movie if you consider how bloody retarded plot is. And apparently the people who made it, who are like a couple, are going to make sequels with more and more people involved.

Okay, I'm all for parody and mocking and watching gross things for the endurance tests BUT:
Can we stop talking about this movie? Much less watching it? As a culture. I really don't want to reward this kind of behavior and whenever something like this parody happens, we end up extending it's existence a little longer.

Elesar:
Okay, I'm all for parody and mocking and watching gross things for the endurance tests BUT:
Can we stop talking about this movie? Much less watching it? As a culture. I really don't want to reward this kind of behavior and whenever something like this parody happens, we end up extending it's existence a little longer.

Wah, wah, I can't handle a work of fiction that so shatters my delicate morality!

How about no?

Seriously. This is the internet. There are plenty of worse things out there. You don't like them, you don't look at it. Don't expect everyone to censor themselves into some kind of sterile little heaven for you.

This movie didn't exactly have big publicity anywhere, internet or not. It's some shit indy movie, and we all know how far most of those go. Not very.

In fact, if something pisses people off then perhaps there are good enough reasons to remind them of it.

Billion Backs:

Wah, wah, I can't handle a work of fiction that so shatters my delicate morality!

How about no?

Seriously. This is the internet. There are plenty of worse things out there. You don't like them, you don't look at it. Don't expect everyone to censor themselves into some kind of sterile little heaven for you.

This movie didn't exactly have big publicity anywhere, internet or not. It's some shit indy movie, and we all know how far most of those go. Not very.

In fact, if something pisses people off then perhaps there are good enough reasons to remind them of it.

I'm trying to come up with a quick response, but I can't come up with one that doesn't include the words "Frak you", so you're getting the long one:

I have absolutely no problem with "Controversial" content, and your insinuation that my problem with this film comes from that is quite frankly insulting, and your phrasing of said insult extremely childish. My problem is not because it is disgusting, which it is. My problem is simply because it has no real plot, no point, no depth, no reasons for it's content. I understand not every film has to be an intellectual treatise, but when The Devil's Rejects has more depth and intellect, you need to back out and think about what you're doing.

I'm not asking for him to be censored, or not allowed to make movies any more, or for his head on a pike. I'm pointing out that an idiotic indie movie is currently getting both an insane amount of publicity and a sequel based on the fact that it's disgusting, and I made a quiet respectful request that we not reward this behavior. A much better indie film (Moon, 2009), didn't have a quarter this publicity, so how about we stop watching the neighborhood idiot for running around making noises and maybe he'll stop. That's all I'm asking. If the suggestion that perhaps we stop rewarding terrible movies offends you, well then...perhaps you should view your own comments.

The vomit.. why won't it stop!

Billion Backs:

Internet Kraken:
I thought this was some crummy old B movie, since the premise seems fit to match one. I am actually genuinely surprised to hear that this is a new release.

Also, what the hell kind of movie is this supposed to be? From the sound of things, the guy just makes a human centipede. That's it. He doesn't actually do anything with it. The movie doesn't bring up any interesting ideas or have a point to prove. You just watch a human centipede. Why?

He's probably just mad.

That's the only explanation for doing something that fucking impractical. Geez, if he really cared about his cause, he'd kill off the chicks, sell their organs, raise money and get a ton more people for experiments.

Of course, the experiments in question are pathetic at best as imagination and common sense goes... But then again, there's the "insane" defense.

It's a hilarious movie if you consider how bloody retarded plot is. And apparently the people who made it, who are like a couple, are going to make sequels with more and more people involved.

So what? We're going to end up with "Human Centipede 2: This time, with 10 humans"? I'm guessing this movies entire selling point is the shock value. But of course that only gets you so far, especially if they don't actually do something with the beast.

I wonder how you propose this script to an actor without making yourself look like an ass.

Internet Kraken:

Billion Backs:

Internet Kraken:
I thought this was some crummy old B movie, since the premise seems fit to match one. I am actually genuinely surprised to hear that this is a new release.

Also, what the hell kind of movie is this supposed to be? From the sound of things, the guy just makes a human centipede. That's it. He doesn't actually do anything with it. The movie doesn't bring up any interesting ideas or have a point to prove. You just watch a human centipede. Why?

He's probably just mad.

That's the only explanation for doing something that fucking impractical. Geez, if he really cared about his cause, he'd kill off the chicks, sell their organs, raise money and get a ton more people for experiments.

Of course, the experiments in question are pathetic at best as imagination and common sense goes... But then again, there's the "insane" defense.

It's a hilarious movie if you consider how bloody retarded plot is. And apparently the people who made it, who are like a couple, are going to make sequels with more and more people involved.

So what? We're going to end up with "Human Centipede 2: This time, with 10 humans"? I'm guessing this movies entire selling point is the shock value. But of course that only gets you so far, especially if they don't actually do something with the beast.

I wonder how you propose this script to an actor without making yourself look like an ass.

I don't know either, but that's bound to be fun.

Crap, now I really want to get my photoshop running and put in various famous celebrities into centipedes.

ritchards:
Yeah, it was fucked up, but.. it was also rather 'meh'. The movie is in two parts: leading up to the creature, and then having the creature. But... it doesn't do anything with it! It's like "look, a human centipede! yeah... there it is... yep... a human centipede... yeah..." and then the movie ends. Huh. Aisde from having "a human centipede!" there really isn't much point to it.

I'm thinking that's because a human centipede isn't that damn useful now is it? I mean what the hell are you going to do with three conjoined human bodies? They're a bit fragile if you ask me, not to mention unpractical.

I'm watching the thing right now and if this isn't the dumbest horror movie I have ever seen I'm a hobbit.

Yes, there are stupid plots out there and there's definitely worse acting to be found, but this antagonist has absolutely no drive for what he's doing. In all the horror movies I've watched the killers/kidnappers/sadists always had some kind of thing happen to them years before they became twisted like that. What happened to this guy? Did the centipede from Alice in Wonderland visit him in his dreams telling him he wants to be real? Maybe it's in the final 20 minutes of the movie which I haven't gotten to yet, but even if it is, it's still a bad example of storytelling.

Also I was actually pretty glad the American girls made up the back piece of this monstrosity. At least that made them shut the hell up.

AngryMongoose:
For the love of god, will this thing please just go away? I want this bloody thing to disappear and stop being reminded of it, because every time I tink about it I start to feel sick and angry. It's horrible, and if it doesn't go away it's going to start haunting my dreams.

This. Just...this. So very much.

Well, I for one had the courage to see it over the weekend. It's definitely one of the most disturbing things I've seen in cinema, and I feel I should get a medal or something for having sat through it. I'm surprised at the diversity of reactions this film has gotten: from absolute love of it, to those who saw it either as a black comedy or boring (neither of which I can understand) to of course sheer disgust. I found it to be fairly gripping and perverse in the most disturbing way possible. Did Tom Six have a point when he made it? I don't know. If there was a moral to the story, I guess it could be "Sometimes just because you can, doesn't mean you should, " which I guess could also be said for the making of this movie in the first place. But again, maybe that was the point?

Still, one man's trash is another man's treasure, so I'm not about to slam a movie just because I didn't like it personally. That having been said, I have nothing but respect and admiration for all the actors involved. Not only because I thought it took real guts for them to do it, but also because the film would not have had the impact on me that it did had I not been able to buy into the whole thing.

WanderFreak:
It's actually a pretty boring movie.

Indeed. I was expecting so much more but it's just... blarg.

Just watched the trailer and that was....regrettable. Probably won't see it just because it just seems...well normal for its genre these days.

I think I have to see this movie. Question for those who have seen it: Was it worse than Tokyo Gore Police in terms of making me want to vomit?

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