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Friday, October 19, 2012

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010) - Eli Craig

Lately there have been some really good satirical horror films. Of course I am talking about Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (which will be from now on known as; TDv.E), and Cabin in the Woods. I am going to start things off by recommending this movie to anyone that likes Cabin in the Woods. Both of these movies take a really huge leap with the genre. This movie particular, is slightly predictable. At least at first. It's smart like that. It leads you on and then switches gears on you and it does it so well. 

Eli Craig and Morgan Jurgenson did a fantastic job penning this movie. It is so well written and just a fantastic movie all around. I had a great time. Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk carried the movie all the way to the very end. They were the best duo, I really want to see something else with them. If this entire team could do another movie I would be a very happy camper. 

The plot is so original. It is a breath of fresh air in a world full of horribly smogged over regurgitated plot lines. The film follows the misconception storyline but goes further with it than you would usually see. It takes your would be villains and quickly establishes them as the heroes. The bumbling teenagers here, are the villains.

The movie is pretty bloody and gory, but it does it in a tasteful and playful way. It is ultimately non-threatening in the way that it is presented. If the movie was viewed from the other perspective, then it would be less light hearted. That is really what makes the movie. This is a buddy comedy movie with huge horror overtones. Great movie. Very funny.


Oh hidy ho officer, we've had a doozy of a day. There we were minding our own business, just doing chores around the house, when kids started killing themselves all over my property. 

  • A rough cut of the film was leaked which revealed various moments when lines are dubbed and when post-production effects are used. 
  • In the closing credits, the credit for Construction Foreman is misspelled as Construction Forman.
  • The newspaper which Allison and Dale read during the movie's finale, is dated Tuesday, July 15, 1990. In 1990, July 15 fell on a Sunday.

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