A horror film where Justin Long is turned into a walrus (yep, really) is being described as ‘worse than Human Centipede’, having clearly lingered with viewers long after its release.
In the horror-comedy, he plays a podcaster who meets an old man who is hell-bent on seeing through bizarre plans relating to his obsession with a walrus named Mr. Tusk.
A synopsis from A24 says: “A chilling horror tale about the perils of storytelling, Tusk follows a brash American podcaster as he braves the Canadian wilds to interview an old man with an incredible past - only to discover the man’s dark secret involves a walrus.”
Sounds pretty wild, right?
It turns out the film has been creeping people out ever since its release in 2014, with one TikTok user taking to the platform to compare it to The Human Centipede, the notoriously unsettling Dutch horror released in 2009; which follows a deranged German surgeon as he kidnaps three tourists and joins them together surgically mouth to anus, thus creating his twisted vision of a 'human centipede'.
TikToker Heidi Wong (@itsheidiwong) posted about the movie in a recent video, listing three of the 'most insane horror movies' she'd ever seen, saying that all were simply 'unhinged'.
First on her list, which went from bad to even worse, was 2012 horror Excision, which was followed in the second spot by 2018's Possum, a psychological horror written and directed by Matthew Holness as his feature film debut.
But it was the walrus-themed caper Tusk that came out as her all-time winner, with Wong saying: “Out of all the horror movies that I’ve seen, this one gets to me the most.
“Tusk is about a podcaster who meets a crazy man who wants to turn him into a walrus – as in surgically turn him from a human to a walrus.
“This movie was worse than Human Centipede to me.”
And it seems many others found the film equally as horrifying, with one commenting: “Tusk freaked me out to, actually to this day.”
Someone else wrote: “Tusk’s ending had me literally traumatized.”
A third added: “I ate baked beans while watching tusk. I can’t even think about eating baked beans without squirming.”
Yikes. Will you be able to stomach watching it?
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