Tucker and Dale VS Evil
Tucker and Dale are two best friends on vacation at their dilapidated mountain house, who are mistaken for murderous backwoods hillbillies by a group of obnoxious, preppy college kids. When one of the students gets separated from her friends, the boys try to lend a hand, but as the misunderstanding grows, so does the body count.
The moment I read the blurb for this movie I knew it was not the sort to win any serious awards, but I wasn’t bothered about that because it sounded good to me, like it was just my sort of movie, and I was soon proved right.
I love a good dark comedy horror and this delivers in spades, with some great characters, great scenes, and all round good writing.
Tucker and Dale are a perfect pair, stereotypically hillbilly in appearance if not attitude, they just want to be left alone to do up their house, and the personalities they show are great, I’d happily spend time with them. Their reactions to the events that unfold around them are great too, completely throwing the trope of murderous hillbillies on its head.
There’s some decent acting from the rest of the cast, but it’s Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk who make this film, not to mention the often hilarious and ludicrous ways in which people die.
All in all this film shows how prejudices and a simple misunderstanding can have tragic consequences.
If you’re looking for a killer comedy to while away an hour and three quarters, you won’t go wrong with this one. It’s definitely a recommendation from me.