Justin Long in Tusk (2014)

Tusk (2014)

Tusk represents a kind of critical milestone for me, as the first film I found so unpleasant that I walked out of it. Admittedly, it wasn’t entirely Tusk’s foulness (punctuated by a particularly terrible cameo) that sent me from the cinema twenty minutes before its conclusion: the exodus of the group I was sitting with…

Double Feature - The Human Centipede (Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey)

Double Feature: The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009) and The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011)

As provocation, it’s hard to deny the success of Tom Six’s Human Centipede series (which awaits its final segment’s release next year). In a genre defined by mimicry and repetition, the horror concept that launched these films has clearly resonated as a fresh, frightening notion. The idea of a “human centipede,” human victims grafted together…