Taboos of Terror 2017: Shock, Sex & Terror

This book contains 160 horror movie reviews. These movies all contain shock, sex and gore. The reviews are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each production is established by the sum of 7 types of ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, moods, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

Tusk

A podcast host is turned into a walrus by a mad man.
Slapstick Gore
So Bad It's Good
Creature Feature

 

United States
2014
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Sadist: 
Rigger
Torturer
Trickster: 
Impostor
Lurer
6
Makes your flesh crawl!
6
5.04
8
7.04
3
4
3
Performances
Pace
Dialogue
As funny and arrogant as Justin Long’s character may be, and despite the fact that he gets turned into a walrus, this is Michael Parks’ show. Parks relishes a singular type of dialogue where every word is replaced by a distant synonym and where every story told takes forever to conclude. His character’s reasoning is circular, but he is half crazy so, for all we know, he may be making stuff up.
The script is chaotic for some reasons. First, Johnny Depp’s character is basically a clown disguised as an investigator. He is unrecognizable and his acting is hysterical. Secondly, the film is half way between The Human Centipede and Misery. The walrus metamorphosis is funny, disgusting, but also extremely sad. Finally, Tusk vacillates between wide ranges of emotions, unable to find balance.
This is a horror comedy with humor so dark it seems written by sadists... drunken sadists! It is, in fact, a story improvised on writer and director Kevin Smith’s podcast with a few adjustments. Tusk is meant to initiate a planned trilogy called the True North, where fun is made of Canadians, which they do a fine job of, here. Smith's cliches may be far-fetched but his caricatures are hilarious.
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