Director: Eli Craig
Review By: Mut “Whoelse” Asheru
Accidental silly deaths happen apparently. To see what I mean watch Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. Don’t worry it’s funny and fun. This is not one that is meant to be taken seriously. The hillbilly duo Tucker and Dale (Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine) have just purchased a vacation home in the woods and set out to enjoy it. Bring in the obnoxious, over the top college kids who feel that the two hillbillies are up to no good. So Allison (Katrina Bowden), suffers a skinny dipping mishap and Dale comes to her rescue. The movie then kicks into hilarious high jinks and gore as the college kids set out to destroy the perceived evil hillbilly team.
I have to give credit to the writers on this one (director Eli Craig too). In less capable hands this could have been a disaster but with smartly written and well-timed comedic moments this film is really really good.
One of the best films of the festival for me.
*seen at sxsw 2010*