The torture-horror flick "The Human Centipede" is pretty much already infamous, which means it pretty much succeeds in what it set out to accomplish.

The torture-horror flick "The Human Centipede" is pretty much already infamous, which means it pretty much succeeds in what it set out to accomplish.

It's a tale of a crazed German doctor who grafts three people together by their digestive tracks - as in, um, beginning to end. Yes, I mean what you think I do.

This is clearly not a movie for all audiences. I described the plot to Alive style writer Brittany Kress, who responded (appropriately): "Good lord! That's a movie? What's wrong with these people?"

Is it a stomach-turner? Yes, though not because it's especially graphic. Given the subject matter, it's handled as close to tastefully as possible (tasteful on a John Waters scale, of course).

The plot is bare-bones, and it's a one-trick pony, but an effective and very, very squirm-worthy one. If you think you want to see this movie, you do, but be warned: It might leave a bad taste in your mouth.