Promo for horror flick uses British ban for added publicity
The makers of The Human Centipede: Full Sequence have used the British Board Of Film Classification ban to help promote the film in Australia.
The trailer, which you can view below, shows people locked in the back of a van forced to watch the movie as snippets of the BBFC report are detailed.
As ‘viewers’ struggle to watch the film, with some even throwing up into a bucket, we see their reactions as statements by the BBFC including “harm is likely to be caused to potential viewers” and “in breach of criminal law” fill the screen.
The trailer ends with the line: “BANNED IN BRITAIN, CUT IN THE US, UNLEASHED IN AUSTRALIA.”
The sequel, which features sandpaper masturbation and rape with barbed wire, tells of a man obsessed with the first Human Centipede movie who sets out to recreate the ‘mouth to anus’ creature for himself.
Tom Six, the director of the film, hit out at the BBFC ban, saying at the time:
Thank you BBFC for putting spoilers of my movie on your website and thank you for banning my film in this exceptional way. Apparently I made an horrific horror-film, but shouldn’t a good horror film be horrific? My dear people it is a fucking MOVIE.
The Human Centipede: Full Sequence is one of only 11 films banned by the BBFC since its inception in 1912.
It is due for release, uncut, in the Australian spring of this year.