Earlier this week, the British Board of Film Classification declared that director Tom Six’s horror film The Human Centipede II was too beyond the pale for British audiences and banned the film from public distribution.
Last night, Total Film secured a quote from the director, and as expected, he wasn’t too pleased –
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 fucking 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 don’t 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.
I will readily admit that based on the BBFC’s initial statement I realized that Human Centipede II wasn’t the film for me. But I certainly wouldn’t want to stop anyone else from seeing it who wanted to. I have a feeling we’ll be talking more about this story when it comes time for IFC Films to try and get the film passed through the Motion Picture Association of America’s own ratings board.