Tom Six is, quite rightly so, an angry man. Not only did the BBFC ban his movie The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence on Monday, but thanks to their reasons for it, the plot has now leaked all over the internet, as well as the full cast list. I don’t know which has pissed off the poor fella most but it is clear from his response that he is pissed, with a capital P. The plot for his sequel had been kept a secret, and with the film due for release very soon, I believe he wanted to keep it that way, but his secret is now out and so his element of surprise has been taken away from him.
I won’t go into detail now as to whether I believe the BBFC’s decision is right, and no matter what anyone says it won’t change their decision, and besides, if you read this weeks ‘Hacked to Pieces’ by Ross Hughes, he sums it up perfectly. People will get to see this movie regardless of the BBFC banning it, whether it is buying a region one copy (which I will most certainly be doing) or getting by some other means, thus encouraging illegal downloading which makes it harder and harder for talented filmmakers to find the funds to make their films. Either way, the BBFC banning the film does one thing, gives it notoriety and is actually the best free publicity the film could get. It is everywhere right now, so even none horror fans would have heard of this film, so there is still money to be made for the film, and region one copies is the way to go. Personally, I cannot wait to see it, but then I loved the first so I was excited before any of this hoo haa kicked off.
Anyway, the fellas at Empire emailed Six to ask for his opinion on the matter, and judging by the following response I doubt he will be appealing the BBFC’s decision, he will more likely tell them where to shove it:
“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 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 any time, anywhere also in the UK.”
By Matt Wavish