Kevin Smith’s body horror film Tusk gets an amazing first poster

Kevin Smith wants to tell us a story, one of a terrible transformation at the very hands of a madman who has an unusually deep affection for walruses. Yes, that’s actually what the movie is about and it’s entitled Tusk; there’s even a poster to prove it! I’ve been keeping a close eye on the development of Tusk since it was announced some time ago, but I’ve held off on writing anything about it until I could actually show you guys something cool. Well, that something cool is finally here and it’s in the form of a poster designed by Ignition, who did a brilliant job capturing the essence of the film with such a simple image. Great stuff.

The idea for Tusk stemmed from one of Smith’s podcasts and it’s absolutely ridiculous. It’s sort of like The Human Centipede, only instead of a psychopath sewing a bunch of people together, there’s just one victim who is being transformed into a walrus stitch by stitch. It’s a pretty twisted tale, that’s for sure. The trailer is supposed to debut at Comic-Con in a couple of weeks, so be on the lookout for that. It’ll be nice to see what kind of tone Tusk has and if Smith went for a straight-up horror approach to it or not. Right now, it certainly sounds like it!

Tusk follows Wallace (Long) a journalist on a mission. He finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.

Tusk stars Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Parks (pictured) and Genesis Rodriguez. A24 will release the film in the U.S. this fall.


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If you are ever attacked by a gorilla just sit back and relax while you enjoy the once in a life time feeling of your limbs being ripped off.

4 thoughts on “Kevin Smith’s body horror film Tusk gets an amazing first poster

  1. Color me interested. I actually liked Red State, and this idea sounds so ridiculous that I now have to see it. Hopefully it works better than The Human Centipede did. That was a let down. And I see Haley Joel Osment is in this. I can’t remember the last time I saw that dude in anything.

    1. Same here, I thought Red State was great and it was nice to see Smith go outside of his comfort zone. Yeah, you really don’t see Osment around all that much these days. The movie sounds so crazy that you almost have to at least check it out, right?!

  2. OOOO! That’s a REALLY cool poster. The plot sounds pretty twisted without being torture-porn-ish. I also liked Red State, several parts surprised me and I thought I had it figured out. Melissa Leo can be terrifying when the wants to be; she also made my blood run cold in Prisoners. Scared the shit out of me how believable she made the character. So is Justin Long the one who gets the walrus treatment?

    1. Yea, the poster is great! I also loved Red State, it had so many great performances like you mentioned. Justin Long is indeed the man who gets transformed into a walrus. Should be ridiculous. I can’t wait!

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