TikTok 'traumatised' by gruesome body horror Tusk starring Lily-Rose Depp

Social media users have been left shocked and disgusted over Kevin Smith’s divisive body horror Tusk following the release of a viral video.

Written and directed by the Clerks creator, Tusk hit our screens in 2014 and follows Wallace Bryton, played by Justin Long, the co-host of a viral video-mocking podcast who comes across a flyer from Howard Howe offering a room in exchange for hearing what he says to be interesting stories.

After accepting the man’s offer, Wallace finds himself in a life-threatening situation due to Howard’s obsession with a walrus named Mr Tusk who he says saved his life.

Also starring Haley Joel Osment, Michael Parks, Genesis Rodriguez, and Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, the film divided fans and critics at the time of its release with many panning the release and others left simply horrified by some of its more graphic scenes.

The film is once again in the spotlight following a video from TikTok user Heidi Wong, claiming it was the ‘worst she’s watched.’

‘Out of all the horror movies that I’ve seen, this one gets to me the most,’ she said, adding that it is ‘worse than The Human Centipede,’ a 2009 horror film in which a German scientist kidnaps three tourists and stitches them together mouth to anus.

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Film fans who have seen Tusk were quick to flock to the comment section to share their shock, asking when they would ‘be able to forget’ the gruesome flick.

‘I want to forget about tusk, plz, I beg,’ one user wrote, with another saying: ‘I can’t watch this film ever again the sight of him makes me feel physically ill.’

Others said they had been left ‘traumatised’ by the film, with others joining Heidi in comparing the film to Tom Six’s The Human Centipede.

One person said: ‘I can watch Human Centipede but Tusk? Yeah, I’ll pass. Had me shook and nauseous! Lol just a 3min clip!’

‘I have been forever traumatized by the snippets I’ve seen of the movie on this platform it gives me chills,’ another added, while someone else said they ‘dreamt about that damn walrus for weeks.’

Many said it was a movie they will ‘never watch again’ after being left ‘disturbed’ by its content.

However, others were quick to applaud other elements of the film including its comedic chops.

One user commented: ‘I don’t understand why everyone is so freaked out abt this movie… it’s literally a comedy.’

Another agreed: ‘I laughed so hard at the weird twist, and then when I saw “Directed by Kevin Smith” immediately into the credits, it all made sense lmao trolled.’

Other users with a stronger stomach had been left feeling ‘curious’ and looking for ways to watch the horror.

Those intrigued by Tusk after watching Heidi’s video can find the film on Amazon Prime Video, where it is free to stream.

Horror fans could be treated to a second dose of weirdness with Long teasing a potential sequel in the works.

Speaking at a special screening of Barbarian last year hosted by SlashFilm, the actor said: ‘You’ll be happy to hear, Kevin [Smith] just announ – I mean, I guess they’re talking about it. They’re doing Tusk 2, I think.

‘He 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.’

It’s not the first time the prospect of a sequel has been discussed, with Kevin himself discussing the idea during a Twitch stream in 2020.

Tusk is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video in the UK.

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