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Title: TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: indianasmith on December 04, 2011, 01:17:15 AM
There are very few good horror/comedy films, but when they do come along, they can be really hilarious!  I had seen a preview to this one and thought it might be decent, and I was pleasantly surprised to find it was way more than decent - it was darn hilarious!

All of you know how much I like a good Cannibal Mutant Hillbilly kind of film. WRONG TURN, THE HILLS HAVE EYES, you name it, I'm on board for all of them, old ones or remakes, doesn't really matter to me.

In this case, a group of stereotypical college kids are off to the mountains of West Virginia for a camping trip when they draw the attention of two rather ominous looking hillbilly types named Dale and Tucker.  Thing is, Dale and Tucker are both just plain nice guys.  Neither one very bright, but good-natured and friendly.  Tucker, who is tall, bearded, and heavyset, tries to talk to one of the girls, a stunning blonde named Alison.  Except he forgets to put down the sickle he's carrying, and then stumbles over his words and tries to cover his awkwardness with a laugh - but comes across looking and sounding like a refugee from DELIVERANCE.

The kids take off, but that night as they are swimming, Alison is about to dive in when she spots Dale and Tucker fishing and is startled into falling off the rock and hitting her head.  They manage to rescue her, and shout to the other kids: "We have your friend!" in an attempt to get them to come and help.  The college kids think it's a taunt instead, and freak out and run away.  So the comedy of errors begins, and ends with an incredible amount of accidental bloodshed (death by random branch, wood chipper, self inflicted spear wound, nails in the head, and - well, you get the idea.  Poor Dale and Tucker were just trying to help, dadgummit!

This is a really amusing little flick; check it out if you get the chance!


Title: Re: DALE AND TUCKER VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: claws on December 04, 2011, 03:21:50 AM
Yeah, this one has been getting lots of praise. I should check it out before the urge is killed by hype.


Title: Re: DALE AND TUCKER VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: dean on December 04, 2011, 06:10:39 AM

I laughed my ass off at the trailer, but I have to say that it pretty much kills off any sense of mystery in the trailer as it pretty much includes all the kills.  Alan Tudyk is a favourite of mine [one of the only shining lights in Transformers 3] and I look forward to checking this out.


Title: Re: DALE AND TUCKER VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: Rev. Powell on December 04, 2011, 10:24:08 AM
It's currently sitting in a huge stack of DVDs I have.  I've heard good things and I'm looking forward to it.


Title: Re: DALE AND TUCKER VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: FatFreddysCat on December 04, 2011, 09:01:32 PM
Looks like a hoot, and besides, several people whose opinions I respect have told me that I "absolutely HAVE" to see "Tucker and Dale." I'm just waiting for it to turn up on RedBox.


Title: Re: DALE AND TUCKER VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: Mofo Rising on December 05, 2011, 02:16:21 AM
The trailer was pretty funny, so I have hopes for this one. Both Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk are good unrecognized actors, so I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this one.


Title: Re: DALE AND TUCKER VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: Hammock Rider on December 05, 2011, 02:04:46 PM
A friend of mine saw this and gave it high marks too. I'm looking forward to checking it out.


Title: Re: DALE AND TUCKER VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: crackers on December 09, 2011, 06:40:19 AM
Just watched it and WOW!! I really enjoyed it. Its a great idea and carried out extremely well. Why it went straight to DVD i will never know.


Title: Re: DALE AND TUCKER VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: claws on December 09, 2011, 07:22:02 AM
Just watched it and WOW!! I really enjoyed it. Its a great idea and carried out extremely well. Why it went straight to DVD i will never know.

It had a theatrical run in nine countries (including the U.K.) and a limited release in the U.S.
Worldwide gross: $4,216,827    
Not too shabby I guess.


Title: Re: DALE AND TUCKER VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: crackers on December 09, 2011, 08:33:55 AM
Wow, must have just passed me by.


Title: Re: DALE AND TUCKER VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: FatFreddysCat on December 20, 2011, 01:47:07 PM
Looks like a hoot, and besides, several people whose opinions I respect have told me that I "absolutely HAVE" to see "Tucker and Dale." I'm just waiting for it to turn up on RedBox.

I couldn't take it anymore, I've been keeping an eye out for this flick on RedBox's web site under "Coming Soon" and not having any luck so for the hell of it I posted on the RedBox Facebook page "So when the hell is Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil coming to RedBox? Come ON people, I'm DYIN' to see this movie!" -- imagine my surprise when only a few minutes later they replied to my post saying it'll be available from them in February. I guess I can wait that long.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: DALE AND TUCKER VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: ChaosTheory on December 20, 2011, 02:12:13 PM
Just watched it and WOW!! I really enjoyed it. Its a great idea and carried out extremely well. Why it went straight to DVD i will never know.

It had a theatrical run in nine countries (including the U.K.) and a limited release in the U.S.
Worldwide gross: $4,216,827    
Not too shabby I guess.

I also didn't realize this had had a theatrical run.  I live in a flyover zone so I don't get to catch movies like this until they're on dvd release and my local movie rental store didn't carry it either.  I finally broke down & blind-bought it. It was worth it!  Really funny and well-done.  I was impressed with Labine's performance too, I really wanted Dale to get the girl and that doesn't happen too often with horror movies (or comedies either, for that matter).


Title: Re: DALE AND TUCKER VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: the ghoul on December 24, 2011, 01:58:09 PM
I just watched it today.  There are quite a few laughs in it.  It's not a movie that I would watch again or purchase, but it was a fun one nonetheless, and a good idea for a horror comedy.


Title: Re: TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: Derf on December 30, 2011, 09:55:08 AM
I watched this one yesterday. It's been released on Netflix now. Very enjoyable. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Indy!  :thumbup:


Title: Re: DALE AND TUCKER VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: Jim H on January 03, 2012, 10:19:00 PM
Just watched it and WOW!! I really enjoyed it. Its a great idea and carried out extremely well. Why it went straight to DVD i will never know.

It had a theatrical run in nine countries (including the U.K.) and a limited release in the U.S.
Worldwide gross: $4,216,827    
Not too shabby I guess.

I also didn't realize this had had a theatrical run.  I live in a flyover zone so I don't get to catch movies like this until they're on dvd release and my local movie rental store didn't carry it either.  I finally broke down & blind-bought it. It was worth it!  Really funny and well-done.  I was impressed with Labine's performance too, I really wanted Dale to get the girl and that doesn't happen too often with horror movies (or comedies either, for that matter).

It played for ONE DAY here in St. Louis, one screening in fact, which I couldn't make because of work  >_<

I saw this a while ago.  It's fun, with a great central idea.  I did feel it kind of ran out of steam in the last third, though it still had a satisfying conclusion and is worth seeing.  If you haven't seen it yet, try to avoid the trailer, as it wrecks a bunch of the gags. 

7/10.


Title: Re: TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: Chainsaw midget on February 06, 2012, 02:47:02 PM
I just watched this one and LOVED IT.   great idea, great cast, great set-up.  The whole things is just awesome. 

One extra on the DVD you really need to watch is the College Kids point of view.  They cut about half the stuff out of the movie to just show how the kids are seeing Tucker and Dale and turning it into more of a regualr horror movie.  It doesn't exactly stand on it's own, but it's a fun idea. 

I also think the half face look in this movie was better than the much more expensive one they used for Two-Face in the Dark Knight.


Title: Re: TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: FatFreddysCat on February 24, 2012, 12:48:18 PM
Hoping to (finally) catch this one over the weekend. The RedBox machine around the corner from me has it, but it had already been rented by someone else when I stopped there last night.

...which p*ssed me off, cuz I was renting the new "Twilight" flick for my wife at the time and would've loved to have had "Tucker and Dale" to watch afterwards as an antidote!!


Title: Re: TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: JayJayM12 on February 24, 2012, 03:55:23 PM
I loved this one to death (pun intended) when I saw it too...

One interesting thing - I was listening to an episode of the Doug Loves Movies podcast, and Leonard Malting was a guest.  He was asked to name a movie that he highly recommends, but perhaps no one has heard of (this was before the movie had really become popular or well known - I definitely hadn't seen it).  He said that he enjoys this movie so much that he has shown it for the last two years as the final movie in the film course that he teaches (not sure where).  Coming from someone like him, who has proclaimed many times not to be a fan of these types of movies, that's pretty high praise.


Title: Re: TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: Living_Dead_Girl on March 03, 2012, 05:43:01 AM
One off my favorite parts was when Alison was helping dig the hole for the out house they were building. And her friends thinking they were gonna rescue her, were horrifed at this! saying "He is making her dig her own grave" xD


Title: Re: TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: FatFreddysCat on March 03, 2012, 09:29:01 AM
EVERY damn time I go to RedBox to rent this movie it's always "Out of Stock." I swear I'm gonna start camping out near the RedBox machine waiting for someone to return a copy!!


Title: Re: TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: indianasmith on April 21, 2012, 04:34:06 PM
Best comment I've seen on this movie -

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h288/Indianasmith/Indianasmith/TuckerandDale.jpg)


Title: Re: TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: Andrew on April 23, 2012, 07:08:40 AM
Picked this up on your recommendation, and you did not disappoint.  The film is a fun twist on the killer rednecks theme.  Laughed so hard at a few spots that I cried.  When Tucker cuts into the bee hive while using his chainsaw on the old log, then runs around screaming and waving the chainsaw in the air I was crying.  Also when the unfortunate accident with the woodchipper happens - man that was funny and wrong, and Tucker's sudden "Are you OK?" really made my gut hurt.  Probably my favorite part of the movie.

The second half of the movie slows down a lot, but there are still a few good laughs that are mostly due to one-liners.  Dale yelling at the college kids that if they hurt his dog "I'll get really, really mad!" is a lot funnier than it should be.  The two guys playing Tucker and Dale do a good job of delivering their lines, so that's probably why.

If you check out the trailer, just be warned that it gives away a lot of the really funny parts, but you lose part of the effect since they're not embedded in the rest of the film.

I've shown this to a few other people now, including a friend's wife who normally would roll her eyes at any sort of b-movie, and all of them have enjoyed it. 


Title: Re: TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: indianasmith on April 23, 2012, 10:34:36 PM
Glad you liked it, Andrew!
I have half a mind to watch it again with my wife.  I think she would like it!


Title: Re: TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: claws on April 24, 2012, 02:02:52 AM
Finally watched this yesterday with my sis. We couldn't stop laughing! Enjoyed this very much. Too bad I had to wait for the Blu-ray to drop in price but it was worth it.


Title: Re: TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: BakuryuuTyranno on May 02, 2012, 02:44:12 PM
Very surprising and quite funny


Title: Re: TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: Jim H on June 17, 2012, 01:13:25 PM
Picked this up on your recommendation, and you did not disappoint.  The film is a fun twist on the killer rednecks theme.  Laughed so hard at a few spots that I cried.  When Tucker cuts into the bee hive while using his chainsaw on the old log, then runs around screaming and waving the chainsaw in the air I was crying.  Also when the unfortunate accident with the woodchipper happens - man that was funny and wrong, and Tucker's sudden "Are you OK?" really made my gut hurt.  Probably my favorite part of the movie.

The second half of the movie slows down a lot, but there are still a few good laughs that are mostly due to one-liners.  Dale yelling at the college kids that if they hurt his dog "I'll get really, really mad!" is a lot funnier than it should be.  The two guys playing Tucker and Dale do a good job of delivering their lines, so that's probably why.

If you check out the trailer, just be warned that it gives away a lot of the really funny parts, but you lose part of the effect since they're not embedded in the rest of the film.

I've shown this to a few other people now, including a friend's wife who normally would roll her eyes at any sort of b-movie, and all of them have enjoyed it. 

Yeah, the trailer spoils more bits of the film than practically every other trailer I've ever seen.  I think it has like 8 or 9 of the biggest laughs in the film, and showcases every death but like 2 or 3.  Skip the trailer and just see the film straight out.   :thumbup:


Title: Re: TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: indianasmith on June 20, 2012, 12:48:57 AM
I watched this with my wife tonight, and she cackled several times at the crazy dialog.  My daughter watched some of it, too.  It definitely held up well for me the second time around.  One of the best horror/comedy movies of the past decade!


Title: Re: TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL (2011)
Post by: Archivist on September 02, 2012, 02:10:28 AM
The trailer ended up in the recommended videos in my YouTube page for some strange and completely unfathomable reason...   :teddyr:

Now I have to see this movie, and watch it with friends who know the cliches and love a good spoof.  This looks very, very cool.