Martin receives a spark of inspiration after watching THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE, which prompts him to do a little creative surgery of his own as he forms THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2! The first HUMAN CENTIPEDE was only mildly acceptable thanks to the absurdist humor that came out of Dr. Heiter's character. That humor is now far removed from this second film, along with every last shred of decency. THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2 is even more sick and depraved than the original, with few redeeming qualities outside of the shock and gore. Martin is a disgusting human specimen on his own, let alone his plans in creating a new 'pet.' Laurence R. Harvey's screeching, bug-eyed dwarf instantly puts audiences on edge with his unnerving appearance and disreputable acts. Martin's methods lack the clinical precision of Dr. Heiter; they are crude and ineffectual, using blunted knives and a staple gun to perform his 'surgery.' The bloody results become unbearable to watch, as tendons are torn free and his twelve victims are left writhing in one big, long chain of human perversion. If anything can be said for director Tom Six, it is that he knows exactly which buttons to press in order to maximize the horrified response in his viewers. No one will leave THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2 unscathed, and hopefully, no one will take after Martin.