This book contains 100 reviews. These are some of the scariest horror movies in history. The reviews are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is determined by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, moods evoked, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!
Makes your flesh crawl!
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 dialog 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.