Tucker & Dale vs. Evil – Review

Posted January 27, 2010 in


Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

Sundance Film Festival

Director: Eli Craig

Redneck best friends Tucker (Alan Tudyk) and Dale (Tyler Labine) are on their way to spend a relaxing vacation in Tucker’s recently purchased cabin in the woods, but after they cross paths with a group of preppy college kids, the standard prejudices, based upon countless previous horror films, are rapidly fired at the duo instantly. Shrugging off the unpleasant encounter, the two continue their journey. During a fishing expedition, Tucker and Dale rescue one of the college girls from drowning, but the rest of the suburbanites mistake this kindhearted action as a grizzly kidnapping and plan a deadly act of revenge. As a series of miscommunications lead to an increasing body count with cliché misconceptions to blame, a mystery surrounding the dense forest begins to unravel. Newcomer Craig’s gags of a terrifying chainsaw wielding maniac who’s actually being chased by bees and a socially awkward country boy seen as a psycho because he was told to profusely smile and laugh when approaching girls are only a few of the hysterical misapprehensions offered. Craig perfectly mixes the comedy and horror genres with two charming lead characters appropriately portrayed by Tudyk and Labine. The laughs never stop as Craig hones in on every ridiculous horror attribute conceivable.

Jimmy Martin



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Screening Times:

January 22, 2010 – 11:59pm – Library Center Theatre

January 23, 2010 – 11:59pm – Tower Theatre

January 27, 2010 – 5:30pm – Library Center Theatre

January 28, 2010 – 11:59pm – Egyptian Theatre

January 30, 2010 – 9:00pm – Egyptian Theatre