After debuting ‘Clerks’ at the Toronto International Film Festival twenty years ago, writer and director Kevin Smith returned with ‘Tusk’ and generated a good bit of buzz with it. The movie about a podcaster being turned into a walrus by a madman seems to be every bit as weird as the premise makes it sound, but it looks like we’re going to get a bit more than straight up ‘Human Centipde’-esque body modification horror flick, especially when you take a look at the latest clip from the filmmaker’s first film since 2011.
Though it may seem odd that the man behind such cult classics as ‘Mallrats’, ‘Dogma’, and ‘Chasing Amy’ is venturing into the realm of horror, the newest film from Smith definitely shows his own twist on the genre. There are even traces of his signature brand of humor scattered throughout the story. In the last clip we saw from the film, we got a taste of the horror aspects, but now we get the comedy side of things, which is definitely where we’re used to seeing Smith venture. You can see Justin Long getting schooled in the ways of Canada and why they’re never blue in the clip below:
Wallace co-hosts a popular podcast with his pal Teddy, focusing on cruel, mocking cringe humor as part of their mission to keep it “real and raunchy.” After his trip to Winnipeg to interview the “Kill Bill Kid” — a teen whose unfortunate samurai-sword video has gone viral — comes up empty, Wallace decides to make the trip worth his while and find a good story north of the forty-ninth parallel. A handwritten flyer he finds in a bar bathroom leads him to a grizzled old swab full of tall tales to share from his life of adventure at sea — and this is where Wallace’s voyage to the Great White North descends into straight-up madness.
However, do not be fooled by this light-hearted jab at Canadians. ‘Tusk’ is sure to be one cringe-worthy ride unlike anything we’ve seen from Kevin Smith before. Are you excited to see what he has up his sleeve as he ventures deeper into the realm of horror? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.
‘Tusk’ starring Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, and Johnny Depp hits theaters on September 19, 2015.
Source: Comic Book Movie