Friday, September 16, 2011
Directed by Eli Craig
Starring Alan Tudyk, Tyler Labine, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss, Philip Granger
The most inspired horror comedy in recent memory. A bunch of high scoolers profile two gentle hillbillies as serial killers and what ensumes is a string of hilarious misunderstandings and gory deaths. The film somehow reminds me of Evil Dead 2 in terms of it's twisted sense of humor and even the quirky execution of the scenes. And that's about as high a compliment one can give to a film of this genre. Labine and the always reliable Tudyk (Firefly, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon) are outstanding as the misunderstood guys on vacation in their summer cottage. Director Craig is definitely a talent to keep an eye on because with Tucker & Dale he has created, seamingly very easily, a working symbiosis of horrible deaths and comedy. A true gem among the countless remakes, boring sequels and reboots the horror genre has been reduced to in the past decade.