‘The Human Centipede 2’ director inspired by ‘Schindler’s List’

Tom Six discussed his controversial horror movie

The Human Centipede 2 director Tom Six has likened his movie to Schindler’s List.

The controversial horror movie depicts a copycat reconstruction of the original film, in which a mad scientist grafts a succession of people, mouth-to-anus. Having just got his film certified by the British Board Of Film Classification, Six has claimed that the black and white cinematography is a homage to Steven Spielberg‘s Nazi drama.

He told Fangoria

If I did it in colour, all the attention would go to the gore and the centipede. It’s much more than that. It’s a story, and the black and white gives it a really uncomfortable feeling, like Eraserhead and I did a Schindler’s List. Spielberg used a red dress, I used brown diarrhoea. It’s an ode to Schindler’s List!

Six is referring to the flash of colour on one part of the screen that breaks up the black and white.

Six continued: “When I did part one, I used clinical colours, the camera work is very steady and that really fit the story of Dr Heiter. For the second one, I wanted to do a completely different film. I wanted to create a dark story – it had to look dirty and beautiful at the same time. Black and white really helped the story of Martin.”

The movie was last week passed for UK release by the BBFC with an 18 certificate after four months of wranglings, with just under three minutes of cuts. It will receive its UK premiere at FrightFest on October 29.

You can watch the trailer below.