See a creepy new clip from Kevin Smith’s upcoming horror movie Tusk


Director Kevin Smith has enjoyed a bit of a career resurgence in the past few years, seemingly trading his comedies (Clerks, Dogma, Cop Out etc) for horror. His 2011 film Red State was a disturbing look at religious extremism, horrifying not because of any supernatural threat, but because of the fact that it portrayed terrifying people who could (and probably do) exist in the real world. Smith is returning to the horror pool this year with Tusk, which stars Justin Long (Die Hard 4.0) and Michael Parks, who Smith used to great effect in Red State. Despite the disturbing set-up, Smith seems to be filling Tusk with an incredibly dark sense of humour, as he did in Red State. Tusk probably won’t be for everyone, but fans of disturbing horror will probably find it right up their alley.

It sounds as though Tusk is a film best seen with very little prior knowledge of its plot, so here is a very short synopsis for the film:

In this modern-day monster movie, a journalist (Long) finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.

Take a look at the clip right here:

Tusk will be released in select Australian cinemas on October 9.


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