Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
The perfect love story... with a high body count...
Two hillbillies are suspected of being killers by a group of college kids camping near the duo's West Virginian cabin. As the body count accidentally climbs, so does the fear and confusion as the college kids try to seek revenge against the pair, who believe that the kids are on some sort of suicide pact. Preconceptions and misunderstandings abound as horror and hilarity occupy the screen side by side.
There we were minding our own business, just doing chores around the house, when kids started killing themselves all over my property.
Eli Craig's feature film directorial debut still holds up on repeat viewing. One of the major factors as to why it works is that it's premise for a horror spoof is simple yet original enough that it was never really done before. It's a simple concept, especially when considering how many horror films have a gang of unlikeable teenagers going up against the charismatic killers. Switching that up makes the film feel very fresh.
Shakespearean Comedy (source Wikipedia):
- A greater emphasis on situations than characters (this numbs the audience's connection to the characters, so that when characters experience misfortune, the audience still finds it laughable)
- A struggle of young lovers to overcome difficulty.
-Separation and re-unification.
-Deception among characters (especially mistaken identity).
- Disputes between characters, often within a family.
- Multiple, intertwining plots.
- Use of all styles of comedy (slapstick, puns, dry humour, earthy humour, witty banter, practical jokes).
- Pastoral element.
Yeah, that makes this the best Shakespearean comedy ever conceived.
What a pleasant surprise. An enjoyable, smart comedy that spoofs the horror movie trope of the crazy redneck killers hunting college co-eds. As far as horror comedy goes, it's less scary than Shaun of the Dead (or Hot Fuzz for that matter), but close to the same level of fun.
I do have some mixed feelings, however. On the one hand, I fully agree with Mr. DuLac - "it would still be hilarious even if it were just called Tucker & Dale's Vacation Home." Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk carry this film 100%. The characters of Tucker and Dale are great, I really loved them and their friendship, and Labine and Tudyk gave really funny and surprisingly touching performances. The success…
"When you see a college girl prancin' around in front of you half naked, you do not call out my name!"
With a film called "Tucker and Dale vs Evil" this did exactly what I hoped it would for me. It delivered good stupid times. These are great characters.
I'm against evil, so going in I kinda felt like I might end up on Tucker and Dale's side. Then it turned out that every aspect of this movie is ridiculous and awesome.
First you have Alan Tudyk, or as I call him, The Bitch-Maker because he makes everything he does his bitch. The scene with the chainsaw alone was priceless. The wood chipper had me crying.
I can't remember the last time I laughed this hard during a movie.
I only had a little knowledge of this movie prior to watching it on Netflix, what I had heard from the Film Junk crew. So I expected to like it, but I will admit, I loved it! It was funny as hell, the reversal of roles between the ugly rednecks and the attractive college kids made this better than the usual camp horror. Honestly I wouldn't even call this a horror, it was almost a straight up comedy for me.
The cast, although some are lesser known actors, was great. Tyler Labine who I was familiar with from Reaper, was great in this. Funny as hell and he was extremely likeable as the "hero" i guess you would call it.…
A dumb idea for a fun movie that was more than pretty well done.
Like so, so many horror movies start, a group of asshole college kids go out into the middle of nowhere for a weekend of shit-headedness, of course stopping beforehand at the only gas station for miles for some beer. Unbeknownst to them, the simple-minded, backwoodsy 'hillbilly' folk are also there for the christening of their new vacation home. Needless to say, wacky and gruesome mixups occur leaving a healthy, and humorously gory body count.
Now, if I were a more educated, better-versed, or more sober man, I would try to reiterate in greater detail, as I assumed this movie trying to depict, the social relevance of…
Not as great on a rewatch as it was the first time, I found myself skipping the occasional scene ('cause man, were those college kids aggravating), but still a fun and surprisingly gentle horror comedy. Not my favorite of the recent batch, but still pretty damned good.
Humorvoller Film, der das Horrorfilm-Klischee 'Teenager fahren in eine verlassene Hütte im Wald' ordentlich auffrischt. Man fragt sich ständig, wie ed weitergeht, weil die Handlung eben total unbekannt ist u. ähnliche Filme sehr rar sind, wenn es sie denn geben sollte.
Tyler Labine plays perhaps the most lovable character in a movie in the past several years.
This is something for kids:
prejudices can cause mass suicide!
Still just as funny! Slap stick horror that isn't ridiculous but instead has perfect timing with gags that go over great every time. Now don't be turned off by the first 5 minutes or so. It's the introduction to the "college kids" and it doesn't flow like the rest of the film does once Tucker & Dale take over. There are a few nods to other horror films throughout and many laugh out loud moments. It's on Netflix US so don't put it off any more and give this a shot.
I wasn't sure what I was expecting from this, but I liked it a lot! It was clever, original, funny and a little bit gory in places. The two main characters were great, I especially really liked Dale. A really fantastic film.
I generally I like horror comedy but this one just didn't click with me. It was not that clever, not that gory, unfortunately that forgettable.