When podcaster Wallace Bryton goes missing in the backwoods of Manitoba while interviewing a mysterious seafarer named Howard Howe, his best friend Teddy and girlfriend Allison team with an ex-cop to look for him. What they find is a chilling Canadian horror tale.
For anyone who doesn't know or may not have understood this movie, this film was made from a podcast where Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier read a U.K. article (Smodcast #259).
The film itself is a rubber monster B-movie and like all of Kevin Smith's movies it makes you laugh. The concept of the film isn't for everyone and will leave some scratching their heads; as for me I loved this movie from start to finish.
The cast is made up of great actors including Michael Parks, Justin Long, Genesis Rodriguez, Haley Joel Osment, Harley Morenstein, Ralph Garman, and the legendary Johnny Depp. From the moment Michael Parks comes on screen till the moment he leaves, he keeps you glued to the movie and steals the show. But with Justin Long's transformation from funny man to savage beast, Parks and Long's chemistry is classic. The one person that had me laughing the hardest was Johnny Depp; he plays a goofy, dumb, French Canadian detective. The rubber monster is cheesy but it's all part of the charm of tusk.
The story is well told, crazy and unforgettable. Kevin Smith shows that you don't need big studios to make a film that you and others want to see with this fresh idea for a film.
If you have seen the movie and didn't get it, I really think you need to listen to the podcast, Smodcast episode #259. Cheers and remember life wont suck as long as there is a good movie to watch.
Edited by: Samantha Locke