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The Horrifying Trailer for Kevin Smith's 'Tusk' is Here: VIDEO

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Kevin Smith was supposed to have given up on making movies. After his latest project Hit Somebody languished in development hell and the ever-rumored Clerks III failed to materialize, the filmmaker all but alluded to being content with retirement. Or perhaps not. Smith and Co. have just dropped the trailer for his next major film project, Tusk, due out this September. The idea behind Tusk initially began as a twisted musing between Smith and Smodcast co-host Scott Mosier. The premise: how can we turn The Walrus and the Carpenter into a Human Centipede-esque horror film?

Smith laid out his thought process in detail to The Hollywood Reporter last fall, describing the film as an “old British Hammer horror film:”

For those not playing at home, the podcast episode was inspired by a listing from GumTree.uk, a website that specializes in living situations and apartments to rent. In one memorable listing, a homeowner offers a living situation free of charge -- the only caveat being the lodger would have to dress like a walrus from time to time.

Yes -- a motherf---ing walrus.

The listing was written eloquently and briefly mentioned that the writer had once been lost at sea with a walrus he nicknamed Gregory as his only companion. The author writes of being heartbroken by the separation from the walrus and identifies the whiskered beast as better company than any humans he'd ever known. To this end, the author is interested in recreating the best time of his life with a would-be lodger in a realistic walrus costume standing in for the beloved Gregory.

Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Johnny Depp, and Genesis Rodriguez are set to star in the film this fall. Check out the disturbing trailer AFTER THE JUMP...

 

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  1. That looks f*cking terrifying, a mix of Misery and Human Centipede. I don't know if I could watch it

    Posted by: RONTEX | Jul 28, 2014 10:26:12 AM


  2. wow, that just looks so... stupid.
    so not really a comedy, nor really a horror film, but with no missed opportunities to knock Canada (NO one says "aboot" except in Southpark cartoons).

    This is definitely a "miss" for me.

    Posted by: Mikey | Jul 28, 2014 10:32:09 AM


  3. "I don't want to die in Canada"...I burst our laughing.
    This might be fun. I'm always laughing at all the true blood were wolf vampire crap.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jul 28, 2014 11:06:00 AM


  4. What the hell is with all of the INSANELY unpleasant movies being released? I mean, I'll admit, I'm curious to see what kind of hideous Walrus freak he gets turned into, but the whole surgical thing, and the endless screaming, and the videos of the walruses goring each other...who enjoys crap like that?! And then to add the humor aspect, even after it turns sinister, is just...sick.

    Posted by: Robert | Jul 28, 2014 11:41:43 AM


  5. I think this is supposed to be a horror-comedy, maybe like "Cabin in the Woods." It may be too gonzo/silly to be really frightening, but too twisted to work even as a black comedy. (On the other hand, nice to see Haley Joel Osment again, especially since his gay turn in "Sassy Pants" didn't seem to get much of a release.)

    Posted by: Dback | Jul 28, 2014 11:41:58 AM


  6. Haley Joel Osment!!

    Posted by: Brian W. | Jul 28, 2014 11:51:58 AM


  7. Almodovar's "The Skin I Live In" was an effective psychological horror movie about involuntary surgical transformation.

    Posted by: Glenn I | Jul 28, 2014 1:50:51 PM


  8. I guess you can file this one under the torture porn sub-genre. It does seem very similar in concept to The Human Centipede albeit with more humor, better production values, and a better pedigree of actors.

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Jul 28, 2014 2:41:16 PM


  9. I have a gorgeous friend who likes older guys. When he was just over 18 some surgeon dude flew him to Florida and he came to realize the guy really did have a fantasy/plan to do something or other to him surgically, in the home. He literally escaped, made his way back; I forwarded this permalink to him with a trigger warning.

    Posted by: Terry Miller | Jul 28, 2014 2:46:30 PM


  10. I have a gorgeous friend who likes older guys. When he was just over 18 some surgeon dude flew him to Florida and he came to realize the guy really did have a fantasy/plan to do something or other to him surgically, in the home. He literally escaped, made his way back; I forwarded this permalink to him with a trigger warning.

    Posted by: Terry Miller | Jul 28, 2014 2:47:31 PM


  11. The bad guy is kind of a cross between the antagonists of Boxing Helena and Silence of the Lambs. I'll probably watch it. Justin is cute, so there's at least that.

    Posted by: sparks | Jul 28, 2014 3:02:09 PM


  12. "I don't want to die in Canada" lol that was perfect. And Mikey, Kevin Smith has great affection for Canada so don't get your knickers in a twist. David Lynch always had a thing where all evil originated in Canada in his work, esp Twin Peaks or Mullhollad Drive.

    Looks creepy as hell though, I hate horror movies so won't be seeing only for that reason.

    Posted by: leprechaunvict | Jul 28, 2014 5:43:26 PM


  13. Kevin Smith is a better writer than a director-but this does look extremely disturbing- there is a similar sick low budget horror movie in which a guy is turned into a girl and no I don't mean "The Skin I Live In"

    Posted by: jarago | Jul 28, 2014 6:27:56 PM


  14. Leprechaunvict, are you thinking of the delightful horror movie: Sleepaway Camp?

    Posted by: Rot | Aug 12, 2014 6:40:48 PM


  15. Is Justin Long in it? that's all i need to know. I'd follow that nerd anywhere.

    Posted by: Sean | Aug 21, 2014 5:44:57 PM


  16. Wow. I am surprised this got a G rating. : )

    Posted by: gr8guyca | Aug 21, 2014 7:04:46 PM


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