Friday, August 26, 2011

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010)

Stars - Tyler Labine
          Alan Tudyk
          Katrina Bowden
Directed by: Eli Craig
Summary: Tucker & Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are attacked by a group of preppy college kids.(via imdb). 
Non specific  spoilers ahead. Beware
Horror comedy is a small subset of the genre, but there have been some incredible entries lately. So far, the gold standard has been Shaun of the Dead. While Tucker & Dale vs Evil isn't quite as good, but it's a close second. It's a wonderful case of mistaken identity, after which, hilarity (and a good bit of gore) ensues. 
Tucker and Dale are two dimwitted and well meaning hillbillies who are mistaken for killers by a group of college kids on a camping trip. As the college kids try to "survive" the killers and fight back, they do more damage to themselves than the putative "bad guys". Tudyk and Labine are hilarious as the hapless duo who just can't seem to catch a break. I laughed loud and heartily several times. This is going to be added to my must watch list for repeated viewings. I highly recommend it for lovers of comedy and horror alike.

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