Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Legitimate Question About Human Centipede

Haven’t seen it. Don’t intend to. I mean, I saw Salo and decided that I wouldn’t ever watch a movie just to be grossed out. (Grossed-out and dazzled by top-notch choreography? That’s a different story.) But I have a genuine question about this movie that I can’t think of a simple way to Google, so I’m posting it here in hopes that someone with the answer will come to me: Why does the doctor who sews all the people together think that makes them a centipede? Like, why isn’t it, oh, Human Millipede or Human Caterpillar or whatever? Is there something about centipede anatomy I don’t get? About their digestive anatomy in particular?

Are centipedes, like, made of butts and mouths?

4 comments:

  1. Wasn't the movie originally made in German? Maybe the German name doesn't exactly mean "centipede."

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  2. Dutch apparently. But I have no idea if it's even subtitled. I refuse to watch even the trailer, apparently. But as near as I have seen, it's never been called anything other than Human Centipede, in English.

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  3. Because a human millipede would be considerably longer?

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  4. Because it looks more like a centipede than a millipede? Go on Wikipedia and look at the promotional poster.

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