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…
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…
"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.…
Preppy college kids clash with West Virginian hillbillies in a dilapidated mountain cabin. Shaun of the Dead Snow? A brilliant role-reversal parody.
Hilarious, fresh, witty and a really neat take on the whole genre. I really enjoyed myself. It's not all the gore and the practical jokes I enjoyed the most however, it was the partnership between Dale and Tucker. The great chemistry between them really is what makes this so laughable. Their heavy charm really makes you care about their story, crazy as it is.
How can a brilliant movie like this not make it to the big screen, yet movies…
“Oh hidy ho officer, we've had a doozy of a day. There we were minding our own business, just doing chores around the house, when kids started killing themselves all over my property.”
-Tucker (Alan Tudyk)
I don’t think anyone went into this expecting anything good, myself included. The premise didn’t seem to hold any weight, and the cast relatively unheard of beyond television roles. What a sleeper hit it turned out to be.
Even from the opening you know…
A genuinely laugh out loud hilarious horror comedy, and a very clever inversion of the hillbilly massacre sub-genre, this is a future cult in the making. I think it is the best horror comedy since Shaun of the Dead.
I watched this as part of Sean's Movie Club
Holy S-H-I-T, this was funny! I really hate normal horror movies, but I'm on board with horror comedies like this. I loved the reversal of the typical horror movie cliché roles, but what I loved even more was the characterization of Tucker and Dale. They were real characters instead of just stereotypes! And they were really sweet and likable! The violence and gore was more comical than scary for me (because…
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil is consistently amusing and surprisingly warm hearted horror comedy film that will no doubt find a growing cult following. The film does a good job of subverting the Hillbilly slasher sub-genre by both lovingly referencing them and poking fun at its more absurd elements. Although no doubt billed as a horror comedy this is very much a comedy and for the most part the film hits its mark. The escalation of the bloody slapstick is…