About a year ago Smith and his pal Scott Mosier recorded an episode of SModcast (Smith & Mosier, thus the double capital letters) where they recounted a bizarre personal ad found in a London where an old man was looking for a lodger to live with him in his spacious house, rent free. The one caveat was that the lodger would be required to wear a home-made walrus suit for two hours a day for the man's pleasure. YES, A WALRUS COSTUME! The episode in question is titled SModcast #259 - THE WALRUS AND THE CARPENTER and it is laugh-out-loud hilarious. I have listened to this episode so often that it's pretty much ingrained in my memory word-for-word.
|The minute I saw these drawings...I was sold!|
The late 1960s and 1970s delivered some great horror movies that pummeled viewers throughout the course of their run time and then slapped them silly with an even more downtrodden ending that guaranteed no happiness for the characters of the film. Some rapid fire examples; The Wicker Man, Night of the Living Dead, Race with the Devil, Ssssssssss, Don't Look Now, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and there's plenty more...the 70s was the decade that just kept on delivering downers post-Vietnam.
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But TRUST ME...Long gets turned into a walrus!
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Recommending comedy movies is tough. One person's A Fish Called Wanda is another person's Weekend at Bernies 2. Horror movies are the exact same way. It baffles me at times that the movies I find chilling are instantly met with someone else exclaiming, "That wasn't scary. I laughed and thought it was stupid!" So I will say that I laughed in TUSK and I was genuinely creeped out in TUSK. I applaud Kevin Smith for his efforts and for taking a risk outside of his normal range.