Okay, by now you’ve all heard that The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) was banned in the UK. Well, a little snip here and a little snip there, and now our neighbors across the pond are going to get their chance to see director Tom Six’s twisted new film. And it will be screened by Film4 FrightFest.
Yes, technically our British brethren are not getting the entire Full Sequence, but just a mere two minutes and 37 seconds (32 individual cuts in all, including “…lips being stapled to naked buttocks…” Is it immature to giggle at that thought? Buttocks, huh huh) have been removed. No doubt there’s still plenty of depravity for the audience to enjoy.
The screening will be the midnight show at the Film4 FrightFest Halloween All-Nighter on October 29. Read on for the details.
From the Press Release
Tom Six’s controversial sequel to The Human Centipede, which was initially banned by the BBFC, will fill the midnight slot at Film4 FrightFest’s Halloween All-Nighter at the Vue Cinema in London’s Leicester Square on Saturday, October 29.
Tom Six said today: “I am insanely happy I can now show my beautiful deformed baby to the FrightFest audience”. Tom and producer Ilona Six will be attending, as will some of the cast.
Alan Jones, FrightFest co-director, commented: “We’re delighted to be hosting the UK premiere of The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence). FrightFest world premiered the original film also directed by Tom Six, and this sequel is exactly the sort of genre movie FrightFest is world famous for championing: It’s surprising, shocking, satirical, sobering and sensational. Horror movies rarely come as controversial as Six’s latest assault on the senses, and we cannot wait to let our audience share its complex cleverness and introduce them to as many cast and crew members as we can. Our grateful thanks go to Eureka Entertainment for allowing us to show the movie”.
Ian Sadler, sales director for Eureka Entertainment added: “Eureka Entertainment and Bounty Films (Australia) are extremely excited to be able to present The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) at FrightFest. Fans of the first film are in for a fun-filled, stomach churning, seat squirming treat of the most nauseous. Tom Six has delivered us a villain who in years to come will be revered alongside Freddie and Jason. The ‘silence of the banned?’ No more. Thank you, BBFC”.
Tickets for the all-nighter cost £50 and are currently on sale. To book call 08712 240 240 or purchase online. Tickets can also be bought at the cinema.
For the full programme and timetable, log on to frightfest.co.uk.
Confirmed U.S. Midnight Screening Locations:
IFC CENTER – New York, NY
LANDMARK’S NUART – Los Angeles, CA
MUSIC BOX THEATRE – Chicago, IL
CEDAR LEE CINEMAS – Cleveland, OH
LANDMARK’S MAIN ART – Royal Oak, MI
LANDMARK’S ORIENTAL THEATRE – Milwaukee, WI
LANDMARK’S TIVOLI THEATRE – University City, MO
LANDMARK’S RITZ AT THE BOURSE – Philadelphia, PA
LANDMARK’S E STREET CINEMA – Washington, D.C.
LANDMARK’S MIDTOWN ART – Atlanta, GA
ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE S. LAMAR – Austin, TX
LANDMARK’S INWOOD – Dallas, TX
LANDMARK’S RIVER OAKS THEATRE – Houston, TX
LANDMARK’S ESQUIRE – Denver, CO
LANDMARK’S KEN – San Diego, CA
LANDMARK’S EGYPTIAN – Seattle, WA
LANDMARK’S LUMIERE – San Francisco, CA
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