Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010)

Time for another dive into the horror/comedy realm, but instead of another funny zombie movie, we get a new take on the teenagers vs. hillbillies. So do the laughs and the thrills add up to a good time?

Tucker (Alan Tudyk) and Dale (Tyler Labine) are two backwoods fellas out for a nice weekend of fishing and camping. But when Dale lays eyes on the lovely Allison (Katrina Bowden) he triggers a series of incidents that leads to a grisly death, and then another and then another. Now Alison’s teenage friends are running scared from Tucker and Dale, who may or may not be deranged killers. But the real question is, just who is the “evil” of the title?

Good Points:
  • Several funny twists keep the viewer guessing
  • Great mix of gore and laughs
  • Solid acting by the entire cast

Bad Points:
  • Comedy fans may find this too gory
  • Gore-hounds will be disappointed
  • If you haven’t seen a lot of slasher films, this may not be as amusing

This movie was a lot of fun. It takes the “teens pursued by insane hicks” genre and turns it on its ear. A deft hand with the direction and some excellent acing makes keeps the laughs coming (as well as a few ewwws). Anyone who enjoys a good horror comedy mix should check this movie out.

Scores (out of 5)
Visuals: 4
Sound: 3
Acting: 4
Script: 5
Music: 3
Direction: 4
Entertainment: 4
Total:  4

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  1. I missed the existence of this one entirely. I'll keep an eye open for it.

  2. Definitely check it out. I think you'll enjoy it.