Day 22 of Halloween Film Challenge: Tusk (2014)

Sub-Genre of the Day: Body Horror

The IMDb plotline is as follows: When podcaster Wallace Bryton goes missing in the backwoods of Manitoba while interviewing a mysterious seafarer named Howard Howe, his best friend Teddy and girlfriend Allison team with an ex-cop to look for him.  

So…I decided to choose a film that I’ve already watched and done for the podcast. Because I’ve already done a written review as well as a podcast for this, I’m instead going to link the podcast and article to this post. However, in short, I still love this film a lot; it still unsettles me and makes me uncomfortable, yet some of the dark humour really works. The acting and cinematography is fantastic, and Justin Long and Michael Parks had great on-screen chemistry. I still only have one or two negatives, which is the flashback between Michael Parks and Johnny Depp (which shouldn’t be in the film) and Johnny Depp’s character really overstayed his welcome.

4/5

The trailer is below:

‘The Walrus and the Podcasters’ podcast: https://soundcloud.com/zombiekittypodcast/special-episode-002-the-walrus-and-the-podcasters

Written review: https://zombiekittypodcast.wordpress.com/2015/11/01/kevin-smith-introduces-us-to-the-worlds-most-dangerous-animal-in-tusk-possible-spoilers/

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