The 'Human Centipede 2' is stirring controversy because it has been banned in the United Kingdom by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC).
The Dutch director of the film, Tom Six, voiced his opinion when he emailed Empire Magazine stating, Apparently I made a horrific horror-film, but shouldn't a good horror film be horrific? My dear people it is a f****cking MOVIE. It is all fictional. Not real. It is all make-belief. It is art.Give people their own choice to watch it or not. If people can't handle or like my movies they just don't watch them. If people like my movies they have to be able to see it anytime, anywhere also in the UK.
The question is still circulating of whether or not the United States will follow the UK's lead and ban the film too.
The BBFC did not only ban the film in its current state, but has said it will not play the film even if the film was edited to a more appropriate level.
In a press release issued on the BBFC's official website, they stood by their decision, stating The BBFC has rejected the sexually violent and potentially obscene DVD, 'The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence).'
There is little attempt to portray any of the victims in the film as anything other than objects to be brutalized, degraded and mutilated for the amusement and arousal of the central character, as well as for the pleasure of the audience.
It is the Board's conclusion that the explicit presentation of the central character's obsessive sexually violent fantasies is in breach of its Classification Guidelines and poses a real, as opposed to a fanciful, risk that harm is likely to be caused to potential viewers.
Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below. Is the film pushing the limits, or is the BBFC being unfair in its decision?
Watch the trailer below for Human Centipede II and for The Human Centipede, released in 2009.
The Human Centipede