First Look: Kevin Smith's Disturbingly Strange Walrus Horror 'Tusk'

November 19, 2013
Source: Instagram


Over the summer, we learned about Kevin Smith's strange new horror film Tusk, based on a real newspaper article he had read about a man who was lost at sea for six months with a walrus and was now looking for a roommate. But there's a catch: the resident was required to wear a walrus costume for 2 hours a day, acting like his former aquatic friend. Smith called the film a "cuddly version of The Human Centipede," and he's been in production on the film since November 4th, and he's only got a few more days of shooting in order as production will wrap on Friday. Smith has been posting some boring photos from the set (though no sight of stars Justin Long and Michael Parkes just yet), but his latest is awesome. Look!

Here's a picture of a half-walrus, half-man creature. Is this the ultimate dream of the creepy landlord?

In addition, Kevin Smith has posted the following pictures from set through Instagram:

"Chris Parkinson…who created the room-for-rent ad hoax that inspired TUSK. We made him a producer."

We'll likely see more from the film sometime down the road, because Smith is moving quick to finish this one. After just seven days of shooting earlier this month, the director had already edited together 20 minutes of the film. Smith hopes to return to Sundance Film Festival in 2014 with Tusk, after stirring up some buzz with his horror thriller Red State in 2011, which touted an auction for the movie, but ended up being a gimmick for Smith to distribute the film himself. Anyway, it's crazy to see Haley Joel Osment so grown up, but we're waiting to see how this walrus suit turns out, because it might be a little more gruesome than we anticipated, even though the initial classified ad that inspired the film was actually a prank. Well?

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Well, it is Kevin Smith so I am sure a lot of people will go see it regardless.

Brian Sleider on Nov 19, 2013


Crazy original premise with Smith at the helm. I'm in.

avconsumer2 on Nov 19, 2013


Sounds interesting. Hailey looks different.

DAVIDPD on Nov 19, 2013


what do you expect? she's a grown ass women now and isn't required to wear a helmet anymore.

Tre Tastic on Nov 20, 2013


TF r u talking about

Pizza Steve on Nov 20, 2013


Sooooooo I saw him in person on his tour and he said he was not directing any more movies after his hockey movie? He now has 2 movies he is directing that are not hockey movies. What is he doing? I am confused.

TouchPadGames on Nov 19, 2013


HIs hockey movie is now a TV movie and he wanted to make one last theatrical film which would be Clerks 3, but he was inspired to make Tusk on the cheap and quick while he is waiting for the Weinstein Company to give him the go-ahead on Clerks

JohnDaggett on Nov 19, 2013


Get Alex Pardee to design the walrus costume!

DavideCoppola on Nov 20, 2013


fuck yes! this is genius haha.

Tre Tastic on Nov 20, 2013


kind of sensing a "incredible mr limpet" rip off....

mysticx0 on Nov 20, 2013


Have to admit that Red State was a very good suspense/thriller movie. Showed how one small community that call themselves "Lambs of God" can go nuts. Loved it. So I'm gonna give Tusk a very good chance, the story seems so out there that it's gonna be a blast to watch how he's making it all happen!

DoigtDuPeuple on Nov 21, 2013


i'm curious about this film. Can't wait till the first trailer arrives.

Ryumoau on Jan 15, 2014


The pics prove 2 things. He superglues his eyes open and He only owns 1 shirt.(that he wears in taping every episode of his comic book show)

Bob61 on Feb 2, 2014


A lot of creative people say they are retiring and either don't, or retire and come right back. I hope Kevin Smith does not retire from film making because I have enjoyed everything he has ever written and directed (the only exception is "Cop Out" which he did not write but only directed, and the direction was certainly competent). I throughly enjoyed "Red State" and think it was a mini-masterpiece. Keep up the good work, Kevin!

kbrown2225 on Mar 27, 2014

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