Two hapless, kindhearted hillbillies set off on a weekend getaway to their “vacation home” – only to have their relaxing trip interrupted by a group of college kids with an apparent suicide pact who’ve seemingly decided to off themselves all over their property.
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil turns the horror/comedy genre on its ear with this fresh take. The typical dusty road/last gas station before the woods concept gets a new twist when the preppy college kids misinterpret Dale’s goofy shyness for a murderous stare.
Hijinks ensue as the young campers decide to take on the swampers when they think the duo has kidnapped their friend Allison [30 Rock’s Katrina Bowden]. The laughs don’t stop, even as the body count grows. Alan Tudyk does a great job as Tucker, the supportive friend who encourages Tyler Labine’s Dale to pursue his crush on the unattainable Allison.
Did anyone else notice that Allison is pretty hot?
I’d say this movie is just about pitch-perfect. The filmmakers don’t skimp on the gore, so it will surely satiate the horror fans in the audience. Those of you looking for comedy will be rolling in the aisles, though you may have to cover your eyes for half the film!
The movie only falters towards the end when the inevitable plot holes start to show through. The reveal of the murderous psycho isn’t exactly a surprise and you’ll have a hard time buying Allison’s growing attraction to Dale. Although Dale does look like a Portland hipster, resplendent in his flannel and full beard, so maybe it’s not so difficult to conceive of a hot romance after all. He even drinks PBR!
Dale is actually cuter than this guy. [Photo Credit]
It’s fresh, funny and surprisingly heartwarming. Just be sure to skip the snacks if you have a problem with the gross-out factor.
Bonus Drinking Game
Take a Drink: every time Tucker and Dale talk about their vacation home.
Take a Drink: every time Tucker gets injured helping his friend.
Drink a Shot: every time one of the college kids unwittingly sacrifices him or herself.