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But don't expect any of THAT to actually appear in "Tucker & Dale Vs Evil," a clever black comedy that asks, "What if the HILLBILLIES were the innocent victims of the doomed college kids?" Tropes are inverted (or lampshaded), there's gore aplenty, and Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine make endearingly rough-hewn heroes.
West Virginia hillbillies Dale (Labine) and Tucker (Tudyk) have just bought a dilapidated little house out by a remote lake, and plan to spend some time fishing and drinking beer. They also end up rescuing Allison (Katrina Bowden), a college student who hit her head while swimming, and she soon finds that these seemingly terrifying hillbillies are actually kind, gentle and sometimes quite smart.
Unfortunately, Allison's friends get the wrong idea, and think that she's being held captive by a pair of chainsaw-swinging psychos. As they try to attack Dale and Tucker, they end up accidentally dying in bizarre and gory ways. As Dale, Tucker and Allison try to defuse the situation, they also have to deal with the increasingly bloodthirsty Chad (Jesse Moss).
I have no idea why it's taken so long for "Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil" to make it onto DVD, because this movie is absolutely hilarious -- a gory, satirical little comedy that acknowledges every hillbilly-slasher cliche right before turning it on its ear. And yes, writer/director Eli Craig homages many a horror movie, from "Evil Dead" to "Friday the 13th."
And even though it's obviously a spoof, "Tucker & Dale Vs.Read more ›
Tucker (Alan Tudyk; A Knight's Tale, 28 Days) and Dale (Tyler Labine; Rise of the Planet of the Apes, TV's Mad Love) are two loveable, kind-intentioned idiots on a bro-mantic fishing trip. Their interactions with the campers are misconstrued such that they appear to have performed malevolent deeds. After nearly drowning, Tucker and Dale save Ally (Katrina Bowden; Piranha 3D, 30 Rock) of the girls. But when they pull her into their boat and yell "we have your friend" to the others, it is perceived that they "took" her and then cruelly goaded them. Naturally, when Ally regains consciousness, she thinks she's been abducted.
Just from the trailer I think everyone knew that this would just "work" on film. This was Eli Craig's first job as director (he wrote this, too) and I'm itching to see what he does next. He took a smart comic premise and peppered in some solid doses of Sam Raimi-esque gore. As the kids try to "rescue" Ally from her "captors" they get accidently killed under silly circumstances delivered with perfect timing. A true horror hound, I tend to laugh at many of the kills in serious horror flicks. But this movie invites all to join in the laughter as mulched entrails shower over the face of a mortified friend.
American Psycho and the Scream franchise may have mastered the slasher movie satire. But this stands out as more of a paramount slasher movie farce, much as Shaun of the Dead was for zombie fare.
If you're comfortable with a little blood and a little cursing then this movie will be a surefire winner.
This movie takes where horror spoofs ( Scary Movie specifically) went wrong and fixes a few things. If you took Friday the 13th, Evil Dead, Cabin Fever, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and mixed them with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, you would get Tucker and Dale vs Evil.
On a final note; beer cures everything from depression, bee stings and severed body parts.
Now, a word of warning.
Be careful when eating popcorn while watching this...you may get choked.
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Well maybe not the best movie ever, but this will be the best $12 you've ever spent. I could watch this movie every day it's that good.Published 4 hours ago by Tim Heinrich
There was potential, but the movie failed to follow through. If you saw the trailer, you saw all the best parts. Read morePublished 22 hours ago by Steve
Seriously, don't read the reviews. The less you know about the movie the more you'll enjoy it. I was fortunate enough to know NOTHING about this movie when I saw it, and it was a... Read morePublished 14 days ago by J. Kaufman
Two rednecks, Tucker (Tyler Labine) and Dale (Alan Tudyk of Firefly fame), head out to their vacation home, a cabin in the woods. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Joseph M. Reninger