Thursday, May 13, 2010

HUMAN CENTIPEDE, the horror...

So Human Centipede? Yes, we all know Manson LOVES watching films of all sorts looking out for inspiration, yet we doubt that this is the case.

The horror flick came out in 2009 starring Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie, and Akihiro Kitamura, and directed by Tom Six. It tells the story of a crazed doctor who surgically joins three victims together, mouth to anus, to form a 'human centipede'. The film won several awards at horror film festivals but received mixed reviews from critics.

A sequel, titled The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) has been planned for theaters in 2011, with filming starting in London in June 2010. Full Sequence will supposedly include a centipede composed of twelve individuals. Tom Six has stated that the first film in effect will serve to get audiences used to the idea of a human centipede, preparing them for the idea of a much more graphic and disturbing sequel."

Tom Six has claimed that he is developing ideas for a third part, but wants to see what will happen with the second part first.
(source: Wikipedia)


A fascinating thing that I stumbled upon is this illustration obtained from the Phoenixmasonry Masonic Museum, which describes a rather amusing costume called the Human Centipede or 'Nightmare'. It was a part of a catalog from a company in the 1930's called The Moulin Brothers and Co. based on Greenville, Illinois and sold rather peculiar arts and crafts. Wouldn't surprise us if magician Rudy Coby knew about this stuff since it looks so vaudevillian.

Symbolic References:

The centipede is a creepy crawler that's nothing but poisonous and uncanny. However it has different connotations in other cultures. Some see it as a sign of good luck.

In dreams...

To see a centipede in your dream, suggests that you are letting your fears and doubts hinder you from making progress and achieving your goals. You need to stop thinking negative thoughts.

Another crawler that comes to mind is none other than the Caterpillar from Disney's "Alice In Wonderland". Though it's not an actual centipede, it's curious why it's sort of antropomorphic. This might have come its habit of smoking the hookah while composing poetry in the air and its obscure reference to Indian and Arabian culture.

Knowing all these things, do you think Manson wants to adopt the 'friendly' centipede as part of his new imagery?

A scene from the movie "Human Centipede" taken by Rudy Coby.

Movie posters for "Human Centipede"

The Human Centipede or Nightmare costume, from the Moulin Brothers and Co. Catalog

The humanized Caterpillar (I am "exaketededly" three inches high, and it is a very good height indeed!)

2 comentarios:

snizel said...

Btw, also we got "Worm Boy", and there is a picture from ACSS era that manson looks like a worm...


Oh yes, there's the Wormboy as well, could also be interpreted as a sign of mutation or transformation, a new you....WoW

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