Tucker & Dale vs Evil is an entertaining horror comedy staring Alan Tudyk (Firefly / Dodgeball) and Tyler Labine (Reaper) as a hapless hillbilly dual that cross paths with a group of American teenagers on a camping trip with comically disastrous results. The story unfolds as Tucker and Dale inadvertently kidnaps one of the teenage girls, setting off a series of misunderstandings between the two groups.
The jokes are sharp, surprising and smart. The gore is relentless and blackly brilliant, paying homage to cult horror films of the slasher sub genre, such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes. The acting, by some of the teenagers is questionable, especially from Jesse Moss (Final destination 3); however, they all look beautiful and fit their stereotypical characters well. The story and plot is solid, fun and original. Ultimately, the films merits are overshadowed by flawless performances from Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine as the loveable Tucker and Dale. The chemistry between the two charms and captivates the viewer from beginning to end.
The only negative I should point out is the trailer, in three minutes they manage to reveal important story plot points, the top gags and most of the ending, leaving very little to speculation. Skip the trailer and go straight to the movie.
The film was made in 2010 and has had limited screenings through 2011, primarily at independent cinemas, film festivals and special events. It is being release on DVD on 26th September 2011. There are already active talks of a sequel.
Our Rating: 8.2 / 10