Tusk - DVD Review
By James Whittington, Thursday 18th June 2015

TuskTusk - DVD Review


Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Certificate 15


Extras: Commentary with writer/director Kevin Smith, Deleted Scenes, Animated Podcast

Any movie from Kevin Smith is well worth investigating and learning he’s made a horror movie can only mean one thing, it’s got to be a must see… hasn’t it?

When podcastor and journalist Wallace Bryton (Justin Long) goes missing in the backwoods of Manitoba while interviewing a mysterious seafarer named Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), his best friend Teddy (Haley Joel Osment) and girlfriend Ally (Genesis Rodriguez) team up with an ex-cop to look for him before something horrible and sinister happens to him.

Smart, tightly scripted and gross and hilarious in equal measure, Tusk is a truly fun, fright-filled film that drips with classy performances. Long is at his obnoxious best as the over confident podcastor who pokes fun at those who dare post videos on the internet. His smart-arse, blasé view of life and lack of care for others is very believable; you just know that there are people out there hiding behind such things just waiting to take the p*ss out of those who are different to others. The star of the show is Parks who plays the mysterious tale-telling character with elegance and pathos. You are sucked into his (possibly) tall-tales of survival and outlandish experiences.

Fans of Kevin Smith’s work will be pleased to know that it contains his usual over-use of raw language and doesn’t beat about the bush when talking about sex, but what it does have at its core is a smart, bizarre and very disturbing story. It plays like a very twisted and very adult episode of Tales Of The Unexpected with higher production levels.

Smith directs with a keen eye for what is disturbing and I would even go as far to say is at times the movie seems pretty  ridiculous but as the story progresses it grabs you and you’ve just got to watch it to see how it ends. The movie is being rooted as being part of a trilogy, I wonder just how strange things can get!

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