The Human Centipede really is the gift that keeps on giving. Of course, for the unfortunate victims in this very extreme 2010 horror film — which features a demented scientist stitching people together to form a, yes, human centipede — the gift is diet of poop. For the public at large, however, the gift is the opportunity to construct often baroquely inappropriate spin-offs. That list already includes the Human Centipede video game, the Human Centipede foot tattoo, the House/Human Centipede 2 parody poster, the Human Centipede cat toy, the Human Centipede sock monkey, and a Funny or Die Human Centipede sketch.

But these now only seem like the appetizer to the main course that is … Human Centipede: The Musical!, a songs-filled retooling of director Tom Six’s macabre movie that has just hit YouTube. This terpsichoreal extravaganza is the work of Emerson College’s Chocolate Cake City comedy troupe, who, as they make pains to point out at the start, “do not own any rights to the story, characters, ideas, or anything else associated with The Human Centipede. We’re just some nerds who wanted to make a musical.” This shouldn’t stop you from enjoying such lyrics as: “Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce/A horrifying tale that will make you hold on to your caboose.”

Julie Taymor? I think we’ve found your next Broadway project.

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The Human Centipede Part 3

  • Movie
  • 103 minutes
  • Tom Six