Over the years, horror movies have expanded as a niche. One such movie in the said genre is ‘The Human Centipede’. When it was released in 2009, it was labeled as the most horrific film ever made. The movie sees a surgeon kidnapping three tourists and sewing them together from mouth to behind, forming a literal ‘human centipede’. However, there is another movie in the competition which people think exceeds ‘The Human Centipede’ in terms of nastiness. The name of the movie is ‘Tusk‘ which was released in 2014.
Directed by Kevin Smith, the movie stars Justin Long as the lead. The movie follows a man being transformed into a walrus at the end of it. Long says, “He [Smith] texted us all the other day, Haley [Joel Osment] and Genesis [Rodriguez], and he told us that he wanted to do it, and I thought it was a joke. And then I realized he was being serious. And then one of the [other] interviewers said, ‘Yeah, he said the same to me.’”
People claim ‘Tusk’ to be the most disturbing horror film of all time
Heidi Wong, a TikTok user with over 4.4 million followers, unearthed the film. She says, “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 The Human Centipede to me.”
One user who was disturbed by the movie writes:
I’m not trying to hate, I’m sure some people genuinely enjoyed Tusk (and without a shadow of a doubt the same people enjoy Hell) But seriously, what the f*ck? Why? Why did someone make this? I had to genuinely f*cking turn off my TV and only because my friends wanted to watch it did I keep watching. Am I alone in this?
Another user wrote:
Tusk is simply unforgettable.
One more comment read:
Tusk will be forever ingrained in my brain and I will never forgive the person who made me watch this
Another person said:
Why it exists: its essentially a parody of Human Centipede, but played straight. Body horror done pretty well to be honest, the tone of it however is soooo all over the place. You cant tell if its supposed to be horror or comedy and it doesnt quiite mix as both
One person said:
The thing that fucked me up the most was a story I heard him tell on Dax Shepard’s podcast about getting real life kidnapped, drugged, and assaulted by some randos. He came too close to living out that plot.
Another person commented:
Tusk’s ending had me literally traumatized.
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