Say what you want about Kevin Smith, I love the man, and I love his films. I love what he does for independent film, and I love that he’s just as big of a movie nerd as the rest of us. Kevin Smith’s first dip into the wave pool that is the horror genre was met with mostly positive reviews, though the film does have its detractors. One of the main arguments I read to this day, was that it wasn’t really a “horror” film. You know, because horror is limited to zombies and slashers, I guess is what they’re saying. Red State was every bit as much of a horror film as any other horror film that was released that year. It deserves the praise that it got, and it did get praise, regardless of whether or not your anti-Kevin Smith friend agrees. The trailer for his new horror film, Tusk, has finally made it to the surface. It looks horror enough for me, though now the complaints are that it appears to have borrowed elements from other horror movies. Shocking, right? I couldn’t imagine another filmmaker paying homage to already existing horror films. The nerve! Anyway, check the trailer out below, and look for more details on the stateside release of the film to start trickling in soon. Tusk will have its world premiere at TIFF, and it looks like A24 are planning some sort of theatrical exhibition beginning on September 19th. As to the scope of the theatrical release, we don’t have that information yet, but I’d wager it’ll be fairly limited.
A film written and directed by Kevin Smith
Starring Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, and Genesis Rodriguez
From the singular mind of writer/director and podcaster Kevin Smith, and conceived from one of Smith’s own Smodcast’s, TUSK is a story unlike anything that has ever been committed to screen before. A tale that is equal parts hilarious and horrifying, TUSK will stay with you long after the credits roll.
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A24 will release TUSK in theaters September 19, 2014
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