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Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

A group of anxious college students on a camping trip near a rustic cabin in West Virginia suspect two rural locals, commonly referred to as hillbillies, of being notorious killers. With each rising casualty, their fear and bewilderment intensify, as they grapple with the idea of seeking vengeance against the enigmatic duo.

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

Details of 'Tucker and Dale vs. Evil'

2010
Canada
89 minutes
2.35 : 1

About 'Tucker and Dale vs. Evil'

“Tucker and Dale vs. Evil” is a 2010 horror comedy film dir­ected by Eli Craig. The film tells the story of Tucker and Dale, two bum­bling but good-natured hill­bil­lies who inad­vert­ently become involved in a series of bloody mis­un­der­stand­ings.

The plot revolves around a trip by a group of col­lege stu­dents to a remote cabin in the woods. Through a chain of unfor­tu­nate cir­cum­stances, Tucker and Dale are mis­taken for psy­cho­pathic killers tar­geting the young people. While Tucker and Dale try to cla­rify the situ­ation and prove their inno­cence, the mis­un­der­stand­ings escalate and lead to absurd and often deadly con­sequences.

The film is char­ac­ter­ised by its unique and bizarre humour. The film’s zany ideas are a com­bin­a­tion of mis­taken iden­tities, clumsy actions and ironic situ­ation comedy. Some of the crazy scenes and ideas include:

  1. Mis­taken iden­tity: The col­lege stu­dents mis­in­ter­pret Tucker and Dale’s harm­less actions and con­clude that they are holding their friends cap­tive. This mis­con­cep­tion leads to unpre­dict­able con­sequences.
  2. Slap­stick humour: The film also uses classic slap­stick humour by put­ting Tucker and Dale in comic situ­ations. For example, Tucker trips over his own feet and lands in front of the stu­dents with a chainsaw in his hand, causing panic among the young people.
  3. Parody of clichés: “Tucker and Dale vs. Evil” also takes aim at common horror film clichés. The ste­reo­typ­ical char­ac­ters of col­lege stu­dents who go to the woods to party are ques­tioned and cari­ca­tured.
  4. Black humour: The film skil­fully plays with black humour and grot­esque situ­ations. The deaths res­ulting from the mis­un­der­stand­ings are presented in an absurd way, leading to a com­bin­a­tion of horror and laughter.

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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.

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