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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
     

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

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Director: Eli Craig

Cast: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden

 

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Director Eli Craig and co-screenwriter Morgan Jurgenson poke fun at horror clichés with this genre-bending comedy about a pair of harmless backwoods hayseeds who are mistaken for vicious serial killers. Dale (Tyler Labine) and Tucker (Alan Tudyk) are

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Director Eli Craig and co-screenwriter Morgan Jurgenson poke fun at horror clichés with this genre-bending comedy about a pair of harmless backwoods hayseeds who are mistaken for vicious serial killers. Dale (Tyler Labine) and Tucker (Alan Tudyk) are checking out their newly acquired "summer home" (read: dilapidated cabin) when they save the life of a gorgeous college student (Katrina Bowden) who's camping in the woods with some friends. When a series of misunderstandings leads to Dale and Tucker being labeled psycho killers by the vacationing students, the situation takes a sudden and ghastly turn for the worst.

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All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
The well-worn slasher-film aesthetic gets ingeniously sent up in the smart and witty Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. Horror fiends will find much to like about the film, because, well, it's extremely likable -- it plays on many of the stereotypes inherent in the genre, and fans will immediately get the references. Much of the credit for its affability is due to bearish backwoods star Tyler Labine, whose deft comic timing and geniality help carry the film. If you've seen your share of teenagers getting sliced and diced out in the boondocks, chances are you'll be tickled pink by this tale of a couple of good-natured bumpkins who are mistaken for serial murderers. The trouble begins when a group of college kids on their way out to the woods encounter the hick duo of Tucker (Alan Tudyk) and Dale (Labine) at a gas station. The students assume the worst of the pair -- partly because of Dale's poor social skills around the very pretty Allison (Katrina Bowden) -- and the youngsters flee the scene as if their lives were in danger. Little do they realize that they're vacationing right next to the two bumpkins, who are fixing up a vacation cabin in the immediate vicinity. Drama ensues during a late-night fishing excursion, when Dale ends up rescuing Allison after she knocks her head during a swim away from her group. As Tucker and Dale bring her back to their shack to nurse her wounds, the kids plot to save Allison and kill the hillbillies, though as it turns out, they can't stop killing each other in the process -- much to the confusion of Tucker and Dale. High-concept horror comedies that actually work are a rare breed, yet Tucker & Dale vs. Evil manages to continually make the comedy-of-errors shtick work. Props should go not only to Labine, but Tudyk as well, who bears the brunt of the comic violence heaped upon the clueless duo. Thankfully, the laughs are evened out with a heaping of gore that'll please the horror hounds in the crowd. Amazingly, even the unbelievable romance between Allison and Dale comes off as rather sweet. In its own pleasantly blood-soaked way, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil delivers a whole lot more than just a one-joke concept, making it a very worthy watch for genre devotees.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/29/2011
UPC:
0876964004312
Original Release:
2010
Source:
Magnolia
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:28:00
Sales rank:
19,799

Special Features

Closed Caption; Making of Tucker & Dale vs. Evil; Tucker & Dale are evil: the college kids' point of view; Outtakes; Storyboards; Commentary with director Eli Craig, Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk; HDNet: a look at Tucker & Dale vs. Evil; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tyler Labine Dale
Alan Tudyk Tucker
Katrina Bowden Allison
Jesse Moss Chad
Philip Granger Sheriff
Brandon Jay McLaren Jason
Christie Laing Naomi
Chelan Simmons Chloe
Travis Nelson Chuck
Alexander Arsenault Todd
Adam Beauchesne Mitch
Joseph Sutherland Mike
Mitchell Verigin College Kid #1
Angela DeCorte College Kid #2
Karen Reigh Cheryl
Tye Evans Dad
Dave Brown Clerk
Bill Baska BJ Bald Hillbilly
Mark Allard Killer Hillbilly #1
Shaun Tisdale Killer Hillbilly #2
Myles Pollard Hillbilly Kid
Eli Craig Cameraman
Sasha Craig News Reporter
Weezer Jangers the Dog

Technical Credits
Eli Craig Director,Screenwriter
Thomas Augsberger Executive Producer
John S. Blackie Production Designer
Bridgette Durnford Editor
David Geddes Cinematographer
Crawford Hawkins Co-producer
Mary Hyde-Kerr Costumes/Costume Designer
Morgan Jurgenson Producer,Screenwriter
Andrew Kaiser Score Composer
Albert Klychak Producer
Jennifer Kraft Associate Producer
Anne McCarthy Casting
Sean Milliken Casting
Rosanne Milliken Producer
Deepak Nayar Producer
Alissa Phillips Associate Producer
Mark Ryan Executive Producer
Jay Scully Casting
Mike Shields Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
1. Hillbilly Country [6:08]
2. Inferiority Complex [4:43]
3. Scary Story [7:17]
4. Captive [10:15]
5. We Got Ur Friend [8:53]
6. The Police [10:59]
7. Fingers [8:17]
8. Talking it Out [5:45]
9. Accidental Death Rampage [:18]
10. Rescuing Allie [8:24]
11. Half Hillbilly [4:51]
12. Credits [7:03]

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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
EclaireC More than 1 year ago
This movie is not what I expected. It was amazing! I was laughing throughout the whole thing. It takes the classic slasher movie formula and makes a parody out of it. Full of laughs, you won't regret seeing it. I loved it and will be adding it to my collection most definitely.
KimHeniadis More than 1 year ago
I don’t know if this one has a cult following, but if it doesn’t, it should. While it has a slight Evil Dead vibe, small cabin in the woods and people dying in crazy ways, it has it’s own originality as well. Tucker and Dale (Tyler Labine, whom I adore in Deadbeat and Reaper) are friends who go up to Tucker’s cabin to fix it up. On their way up, they run into some college kids who instantly judge them as being hillbillies. While Dale wants the kids to like them, Tucker could care less. They continue their way up to the cabin, and upon seeing it, the audience gets an instant creepy vibe, but Tucker and Dale are ecstatic to have a get-away home. While Dale and Tucker are checking out the cabin, Chad tells his friends a story about a Memorial Day Massacre, and the hillbillies who did all the killing. Through things we see in the cabin, the audience realizes that must have been where they lived. All of the kids just want to have a good time, except for Chad, who just seems a bit off, and wants to start some stuff with Tucker and Dale. The kids decide to go for a skinny dip later that evening, and one of the women falls into the lake and hits her head. Dale saves her and they bring her back to the cabin. This is where the fun begins. In a constant stream of miscommunication between the kids and Tucker and Dale, one accidental death leads to more, and finally an all out assault between the two groups. The deaths just keep getting crazier, and the final reveal, isn’t shocking but it’s amusing. Highly recommend this one if you enjoy the Evil Dead or Shaun of the Dead.
HeavyMetalGamer007 More than 1 year ago
Okay, so not sure this is a movie I would necessarily add to my collection, but it is certainly worth a watch. A fairly good horror comedy, though titles such as Scary Movie, Zombieland, and Shaun of the Dead are much better in my opinion. Kind cheesy, but was a good spin off slasher movies and had some good laughs in it, but I would recommend just renting this one or adding to your Netflix cue.