Tucker and Dale vs Evil

Canadian, hillbilly horror-comedy. Tucker and Dale, two hillbillies heading to their 'fixer-upper' cabin for some relaxin', discover they ain't alone in them woods. They encounter an SUV full of vacationing college kids, and Dale unintentionally creeps them out. But later, as he and Tucker are fishing, Dale rescues one of them (the pretty blond Alison) after she falls into the lake. Assuming she’s been captured, the indomitably preppy college kids rally to find her. A comically macabre battle between Izods and overalls, Eli Craig’s ingenious send-up of the horror genre recounts a simple misunderstanding gone grotesquely wrong. Our hillbilly psycho killers are actually sweet as pie; it’s the judgmental college kids who have 'issues'.(Source: Sundance Film Festival 2010)



Audience Award winner at SXSW 2010.

Directed by

Comedy, Horror


Rating: MA15+


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Self-reflexive Hillbilly Horror

This film is great. The way in which it allows context to manipulate the way viewers experience a typical hillbilly-horror sequence is an incredibly clever and unique idea. Not so many laugh-out-loud moments but plenty of chuckles when the audiences come to the realisation that all horror films may well be entirely predicated on a miss-communication between protagonist and villian. Highly recommended viewing for horror fans