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First Looks: “LOVE SICK” Promo, “TUSK” Poster

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A bit of body horror is on the table today as Kevin Smith revealed new art for this year’s TUSK, while indie filmmaker Todd Freeman debuted a promo image of actors Francisco Barreiro (HERE COMES THE DEVIL) and Tristan Risk (AMERICAN MARY) in character for his upcoming LOVE SICK.

As TUSK awaits a fall release from A24 and a trailer debut out of this month’s San Diego Comic-Con, you can see the film’s first art below. TUSK stars Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and the great Michael Parks. Long plays a podcaster who answers a bizarre classified ad from an eccentric hermit, only to find himself victim to the hermit’s deranged desires. On his blog, Silent Bob Speaks, Smith calls the feature “the best film I’ve ever made (or at the very least, the most interesting).”

LOVE SICK, meanwhile is yet to enter principal photography, but has generated plenty of buzz thanks to its source material, a short film originally entered into the 26th Director Competition for THE ABCs OF DEATH 2 (you can see that here), and its strong cast including Barrerio, Risk, Bill Moseley and Barbara Crampton. The story is an intriguing one as well, as the film focuses on Rebecca and Marcus, who “have been together for 10 years and after much deliberation have decided to part ways. After separating and being with others, they quickly realize how hard it is to disconnect from one another. The pain, lies, and betrayal all begin to manifest physically within the both of them as well as infect the others who have become involved with intimately. They love each other so much that it hurts… some more than others.”

LOVE SICK is expected to shoot this winter, and Freeman will present the project at Fantasia’s Froniteres Market in just a few weeks in Montreal. The promo image is above, and you can learn more about the film at its official Facebook.

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