The Dutch director of the controversial Human Centipede films has become the target of sick death threats from critics who hate his disturbing movies.
Tom Six admits he has received terrifying messages via Facebook.com and letters which have been sent to his production offices.
He says, "People will write things like, 'If you can make films like The Human Centipede I and II, then you must be insane... a threat to humanity.'
"Some say that I'm worse than (Nazi leader Adolf) Hitler and should be killed. Others go so far as to say that they want to cut me open with glass or shoot me through the head... They're threatening me because they just can't handle the films."
Six admits the threats have shocked him because in real life he is not the man many people seem to think he is.
The moviemaker tells Hustler magazine, "I'm the total opposite of what I put on the screen. I'm afraid of blood. I'm afraid of s**t. I'm a pretty clean person. I couldn't hurt a mouse."
In the Human Centipede films, a depraved, mad scientist surgically attaches the unconscious bodies of kidnapped tourists from mouth to anus.
Six is currently planning a third Human Centipede film.
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