Review: Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

In Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil, best friends Tucker and Dale and a group of college co-eds get into a big misunderstanding while vacationing nearby in the woods. When one of the students gets hurt, Tucker and Dale rescue her. Unfortunately, her friends mistook them for scary murderous hicks and wage war – only killing themselves in the end.

Walking into the screening, I was very nervous. Was this going to be an awesomely bad budget film or just a bad budget film? I am here to report that Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil was not a bad movie. It was not a great movie, but there are funny parts to take away. Alan Tudyk and Tyler Lamine are hilarious as the lovably stupid Tucker and Dale. Both play up their usual schtick that they’ve perfected in various supporting roles. Meanwhile, in the mostly-unknown cast, Katrina Bowden stands out – if only because everyone else is so completely unfamous. Throughout the movie, I found myself constantly going, “Oh isn’t that the guy from?” and “Oh she did that thing in that movie that ummm …”

Overall, I laughed a handful of times. I screamed once. I wasn’t mad at it. If you like horror comedies, I doubt you’ll leave upset. I’d probably rent it at home and get drunk as opposed to going to the theater to see it. Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil opens today (9/30) in theaters and is available on VOD!

Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil is a hilariously gory, good-spirited horror comedy, doing for killer rednecks what Shaun of the Dead did for zombies. Tucker and Dale are two best friends on vacation at their dilapidated mountain house, who are mistaken for murderous backwoods hillbillies by a group of obnoxious, preppy college kids. When one of the students gets separated from her friends, the boys try to lend a hand, but as the misunderstanding grows, so does the body count. Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil has been a hit on the festival circuit, debuting at Sundance, and winning the Midnight Audience Award at SXSW, the Jury Prize for First Feature at Fantasia, the Best Director award at Fantaspoa, and the Best Motion Picture Award at Sitges.

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

Alex Goldschmidt is a full-time Publicity Associate at the Karpel Group and all-around lover of all things entertainment. Pop is not a game to him. He sang with a semi-professional chorus from ages 8-18 and sang college a cappella for four years. He was basically Glee before it was cool – one may say (or one may not say because no one has ever said). He'll never apologize for about his love of Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, Fifth Harmony, One Direction, "Bossy" by Lindsay Lohan or any of his other obsessions. He will not take shade for screaming during every episode of Pretty Little Liars. And he will actually hit you if you do not know every Real Housewives noteworthy quote and can't perform Dreamgirls in its entirety. Take it or leave it. Follow him on Twitter at @alexandergold.