Saturday, March 9, 2013

2010 - TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL, a horror comedy

This film reminds me of The Evil Dead II, which had the same mix of horror and comedy.  Tucker and Dale vs. Evil probably has a little more going for it than The Evil Dead  II, since there is an attempt at creating more likable characters than that film had.

Inverting the evil hillbillies vs college kids trope is a clever idea and this film has enough ideas and situations to pull it off for about 90 minutes.

I particularly enjoyed watching Dale munching on a jar full of pickled hard boiled eggs and the scene with the chain saw was funny.  Naturally the actors playing the "college kids" don't look like college kids but that's part of the fun.

Tucker and Dale vs Evil does a pretty good job of playing out it's premise.

89 minutes.

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