Funny. Gory. The most disturbing thing I’ve ever seen. Funnyman Kevin Smith directs the horror movie Tusk, based on a strange Craigslist ad he saw a few years back. It has Smith’s usual witty humor along with moments that made my jaw drop and my face cringe. It is very dialogue-heavy, as are many Kevin Smith movies, with great camerawork and amazing special effects makeup on Justin Long.
After seeing the movie and discussing it with people, something that kept coming to mind was that the film The Human Centipede was pretty messed up, but this was, in my opinion, even more messed up. The image of Justin Long as a walrus-man made my jaw drop with disgust for a good few minutes and I thought for sure it was going to haunt my dreams that night.
The acting throughout the film was phenomenal. Justin Long did a fantastic job, and the character of Howard Howe, played by Michael Parks, was intriguing and creepy. Haley Joel Osment’s return to the big screen was a good choice because he did a great job. However, my favorite character had to be the detective, Guy Lapointe, played by the incredibly talented and unrecognizable Johnny Depp.
All in all, this was a great dark comedy, and fans of the horror genre and Kevin Smith should definitely check it out.
Tusk is available today on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD from Lionsgate.