tucker and dale vs evilSony Pictures Home Entertainment
2010
R

“Oh hidy ho officer, we’ve had a doozy of a day.  There we were, minding our own business, just doing chores around the house, when kids started killing themselves all over my property.”

Expecting to enjoy a relaxing vacation at their rundown mountain cabin, backwoods boys Tucker and Dale see their peaceful trip turn into a nightmare when college kids camping nearby accuse the duo of being psychotic killers.

There is a difference between a parody and a satire.  You might as well look them up yourselves, because I’m not going to waste time trying to explain the two concepts.  Besides, I didn’t bring along flash cards, and I wanted to get right to talking about the awesomeness that is Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil.

What can I say, other than Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil is a delicious and smartly made satire on the whole psychotic hillbilly subgenre of horror.  Taking the usual tropes, this movie turns everything on its ear and then some, when the preconceived prejudices of the college kids get the best of them, and they prove to be their own demise, with the hillbillies the sad victims of the kids themselves.  In a sense.

Oh, this was such a fun movie.  The dialog is crisp and smart, the story highly amusing, and the resulting kills will have you belling laughing at the irony of it all.  Things do get a bit long in the tooth near the end, but by that time you’re buzzing from the feeling only a well-executed horror comedy such as Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil brings.  Pity that this got a very, very limited release. I believe it got only a couple of days at an obscure theater here in Omaha back when it was released.  Then I had to wait until it was on DVD.  But, the wait was worth it.  Highly recommended.  Go, purchase and watch now.