Human Centipede is a movie about a crazy doctor who decides to sew three people together by connecting their mouths to another person’s anus, meaning they share a digestive tract. It’s not the most appealing premise we’ve ever heard. So you’d also think a Human Centipede-inspired hamburger would also be a gross monstrosity.
Zombie Burger, a restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa, unveiled their newest item known as “Martin’s Revenge,” which derives its name from the name of the main character in Human Centipede 2. (The third and final movie of the franchise is coming out later this year.) And while the very thought of these movies is enough to make someone sick to your stomach, this burger sounds like it’s actually super amazing.
“Martin’s Revenge” is three different sliders put together as one burger. Here’s how the Des Moines Register describes the three parts:
The first burger is steak with cheddar, bacon and red raw onion. The second is a burger patty with American cheese, pulled barbecue bacon and sauteed red onion. The third burger is a loose meat sandwich with house-made cheese whiz and bacon-red onion jam.
That doesn’t sound disgusting at all. In fact, it sounds pretty freaking delicious! Zombie Burger chef Tom McKern told the Register, “I was trying to figure out a way to do a take on the movie through a burger. I basically started with whole ingredients, and processed them down from slider to slider.” You know, the same way food would get processed down in a Human Centipede.
Zombie Burger has two other Human Centipede-related dishes on their menue, the Dr. Heiter’s Poutine Basket and RIP Mein Drei-Hunde hot dog. What is going on in Des Moines that a restaurant has not one, but three Human Centipede-inspired dishes?
McKern also told the Register, “We wanted to push the envelope a little more with this one. The movies have definitely changed the culture, and we wanted to highlight some of the shock horror movies that have come out recently.”
I guess if you’re going to a place called “Zombie Burger,” you should probably expect something a little different. This is definitely different.
Joseph Misulonas is an editorial assistant for Playboy.com. He has no desire to see any of the Human Centipede movies. He can be found on Twitter at @jmisulonas.