Friday, September 19, 2014
By Abbey Khan
After American podcaster, Wallace Bryton’s (Justin Long) latest subject commits suicide, he responds to an ad posted on the bulletin board in the men’s bathroom at a local Canadian pub, where Howard Howe (Michael Parks), an elderly wheelchair-bound gentleman, promises to regale him with interesting tales from his storied life. What starts out to be a fun night, soon turns into Wallace’s worst nightmare. He ends up being drugged and held by captive Howard whose intent all along was to transform Wallace into a walrus.
There are very few films couples can agree to see together, and Tusk is certainly one of them. It’s a perfect blend of horror and comedy, that will send you chills, thanks to Michael Parks’ creepy performance, yet keep you laughing throughout– look for an unrecognizable Johnny Depp as the off-beat Canadian-French detective Guy Lapointe. (#WalrusYes)
Tusk is written and directed by Kevin Smith and also stars Haley Joel Osment and Genesis Rodriguez. The film will be in theaters on Friday, September 19, 2014.