31 Days of Horror - Day 1: Tusk
I had no idea what this movie was about before I saw it. Other than it’s a horror movie written and directed by Kevin Smith. If you have no idea what this movie is about, stop reading and go see it! If you have seen this movie and know what it’s about then congratulations, you are now contractually obligated to read this post.
Um, this movie was great. I was not expecting to say that because I’m not a fan of Kevin Smith’s movies. Technically, they’re not good. The shot selections are bad. The editing is always a little off. The dialogue is cringe worthy. And although there were some moments of that in Tusk, overall it didn’t seem like a Kevin Smith movie. Which I think is the best thing you can say about a Kevin Smith movie.
Michael Parks, who I unfortunately never noticed until now, is amazing. There’s a scene between him and Johnny Depp that might be one of the funniest things ever committed to film. And to say that something in this movie is funny doesn’t take away from the fact that the beginning of the movie is pretty terrifying. The film blends those two elements well and is right up there with Cabin in the Woods in terms of playing with the genre.
Good on Kevin Smith for taking a bit from SModcast and making something great.
4 out of 5 walrus costumes