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Tom Six

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Tom Six
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Born Alkmaar, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Occupation Television director, filmmaker
Years active 2004–present

Tom Six is a Dutch filmmaker best known for his body horror films, The Human Centipede (First Sequence), The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) and The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence).


Tom Six was born in Alkmaar, Noord-Holland, in the Netherlands on 29 August[1] 1973.[citation needed]


Six started a company with his sister, where he wrote and directed such films as Gay in Amsterdam, Honeyz and I Love Dries (later retitled What the F**k?!),[2] about the aspiring Dutch singer Dries Roelvink.[3]

Six had success with the film The Human Centipede. Although met with mixed reviews and reactions, The Human Centipede garnered widespread attention. The first film's success gave Six the flexibility he needed to work on a sequel, The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence). Six has stated that he always intended to create a trilogy.[citation needed] He made the first film to get viewers comfortable with the idea of the Human Centipede. The second film he wanted to hold nothing back.[citation needed] Both the controversial content of the first film and the second's brutal depictions of sexual violence have generated controversy. In the United Kingdom, the BBFC declined to issue an 18 certificate for The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence), highlighting the antagonist's "total degradation, humiliation, mutilation, torture, and murder of his naked victims".[4] Six then submitted a new cut with two minutes and 37 seconds removed and received the 18 certificate. Six responded with mixed feelings. On one hand he was devastated that he had to cut his film,[citation needed] on the other hand, the decision of the BBFC gained a lot of press and notoriety. About cutting the film he says: "I'm totally against cutting films. Film is an art form and The Human Centipede 2 is made for a horror audience. It's like I made a comedy and they take out all the good jokes."[citation needed]

The final film in the Human Centipede series, The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence), was released on 22 May 2015. Tom Six's idea was that the three Human Centipede films can each stand on their own as a self-contained film, or they can be connected into a single 4.5 hour long film. The Human Centipede 2 begins where the original ends, while The Human Centipede 3 begins where The Human Centipede 2 ends; therefore, the three films together make a "movie centipede" titled The Human Centipede (Complete Sequence).[5][6][7]

Tom Six's next movie, the psychological horror film The Onania Club, is due in 2017.[8]


Year Film Functioned as
Director Writer Producer Actor
2004 Gay in Amsterdam Yes Yes Yes No
2007 Honeyz Yes Yes Yes No
2008 I Love Dries (later re-cut as What the F**k?!)[9] Yes Yes Yes No
2009 The Human Centipede (First Sequence) Yes Yes Yes No
2011 The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) Yes Yes Yes No
2015 The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) Yes Yes Yes Yes
2017[10][8] The Onania Club[11][12] Yes Yes Yes Yes[13]
TBA Enjoy[8][14] Yes Yes TBA TBA


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