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A gross 'Tusk' from Kevin Smith
A gross 'Tusk' from Kevin Smith

No matter how many horror movies you've seen, it's safe to say you've never seen one quite like the super-freaky "Tusk." In the hands of iconoclastic writer-director Kevin Smith, that's not necessarily a good thing. Although the film may echo bits from such exponentially better shockers as "An American Werewolf in London," "Silence of the Lambs," "Misery" and others, this tonal mishmash is a misfire of literally gross proportions. If you're going to make an involving movie about a madman who surgically turns humans into walruses (yes, you read that right), you'd best whip up a sympathetic hero, credible puzzle pieces...

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