Saturday, January 14, 2012
DVD Review: TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL (2010)
TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL
Directed by: Eli Craig
Distributed by: Magnet Releasing/Magnolia Home Entertainment
Sometimes the phrase "modern day cult classic" gets thrown around a little too much when people describe a good horror film. Those are strong words for sure, and if you are going to use them, the film you are describing better be able to back it up. Well, I have no doubt that this film can back it up. TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL is a modern day cult classic. This is a film that won't be forgotten anytime soon. For those that aren't familiar with it, here is the basic plot of the film from imdb:
Two lovable West Virginian hillbillies, are headed to their "fixer-upper" vacation cabin to drink some beer, do some fishin', and have a good time. But when they run into a group of preppy college kids who assume from their looks that they must be in-bred, chainsaw wielding killers, Tucker & Dale's vacation takes a bloody & hilarious turn for the worse.
Probably most everyone reading this blog has at least heard of this film, but has everyone seen it yet? If not, why not? I am so behind on screeners that I was just able to finally watch this a few days ago and I am kicking myself for not watching it sooner. Do your self a favor and get your hands on a copy of this film asap.
I really have nothing bad to say about this film. It was a great film in every aspect. It is hard to pull off a good horror/comedy film, but the filmmakers pulled this one off flawlessly. The acting in this film is superb, with Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine in the lead roles of Tucker and Dale. These guys were perfect for these roles and played them perfectly. I can't imagine a different actor in either one of these parts.
The entire concept of this film was new (to me anyway). I can't think of another film with this kind of story, where people think the other people are killers but they are just dying on their own. It is a very unique plot idea, which is hard to find with most horror films these days.
I think this film is more comedy than horror, but there is enough of both to satisfy everyone. I know quite a few people who don't necessarily like horror films that loved this film because it was so funny. I also know a lot of gore fans (including myself) that loved it because of the great gore in this film. There is something in this film for everyone!
Words can't do this film justice, so I will stop babbling on about it. Just go watch it. I know you will love it! The DVD comes packed full of special features including:
* Making of TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL
* Tucker & Dale ARE Evil: The College Kid's Point of View
* Commentary with Director Eli Craig, Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk
* HDNet: A Look at TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL
* Theatrical Trailer
CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD
CLICK HERE to purchase the Blu-ray