TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL

BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELL
DECEMBER 8, 2011

“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

“Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil” could have easily been another failed spoof movie. However, with the right combination of self-aware dialogue and the perfectly casted Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk, this film becomes a comedy-horror far superior to any other in its genre. The witty dialogue from the two leads meshed with the dumb-founded, knee-jerk commentary from the stranded and dim-witted college students create a dynamic unlike any “Scary Movie” disasters or “Piranha” bastardizations.

The biggest problem was that the marketing displayed just about every death, leaving nothing to be revealed during the movie. That significant flaw aside, “Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil” still entertains on a strictly surface level but does so in a way that rivals almost any spoof film I have seen in the past few years.

RELEASE DATE
September 30, 2011

DIRECTOR
Eli Craig

WRITTEN BY
Eli Craig
Morgan Jurgenson

STUDIO
Magnet Releasing

R
(for bloody horror violence, language and brief nudity)

COMEDY
HORROR

89 minutes

CINEMATOGRAPHER
David Geddes

COMPOSER
Michael Shields
Andrew Kaiser

EDITOR
Bridget Durnford

CAST
Tyler Labine
Alan Tudyk
Katrina Bowden
Jesse Moss
Chelan Simmons
Brandon Jay McLaren
Christie Laing

PRODUCED BY
Morgan Jurgenson
Albert Klychak
Rosanne Milliken
Deepak Nayar

BUDGET
$5 million

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