When podcaster Wallace travels to Canada to interview someone, he winds up meeting a strange man named Howe who has many stories to tell about his past life during his interview. Wallace wakes up the next day finding out Howe isn't the person he thought he was. Howe has plans to surgically and mentally turn Wallace into a walrus.
The epic English poem "The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner" (mostly known as an Iron Maiden song based on the poem) is quoted by Howard Howe, as pointed out by Wallace, but this movie has much more to do with the poem than just a reference: What the young Howard Howe had to do to survive in his past is very similar to what the narrator did in the beginning of the famous poem: which winds up cursing he and his shipmates. See more »
The bilingual shoulder badge of the border guard says "Duanes", instead of "Douanes".
Actual badges of Canadian customs officers show the terms "Services frontaliers - Border services" since 2003, not "Customs - Douanes" See more »
I'm so very tired Mr. Tusk, battered by a life of cruel fate and poor decisions and the terrible consequences of both.
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And the Director would like to thank everyone who said #WalrusYes - either online or in real life. See more »
Let me be clear from the get go: I didn't like it. The problem, as far as I was concerned, was that captivity and body horror require a certain type of mood while Canadian self deprecating comedy requires another. It isn't like a horror movie with some comic relief sprinkled in, it is not a dark comedy, it's like someone butchered a horror and a comedy into an unholy hybrid to soothe their twisted psyche. I also feel that the very ending spoiled whatever pleasure I took from the film.
I liked the acting and I think that they made a really good effort with the special effects and the sets and everything. I also found interesting, although not all original, the idea to have a completely unlikable character as the victim, only to show that they were not that bad in the first place.
If you are satisfied with the story and plot, then there is no reason not to like this film. Unfortunately for me, I didn't like them.
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