|31 Days of Horror: Day 3|
In case you didn't catch the gist of this plot from the trailer, here's the basics. A group of coeds are going on a camping trip in the remote woods. Following in horror movie tradition, these coeds are annoying douchebags.
|Do you need more proof than the popped collar?|
|Okay, sure, I get that|
|Edit: that should read "brutally and awesomely murdered"|
|Is there a Plan B?|
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil definitely relies on the acting abilities of its leading men. While I wouldn't say that Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine are great actors, they were pretty entertaining here. Both had a good grasp on the kind of timing needed for this sort of comedy and both were able to look surprisingly threatening when the script required it. I was especially impressed with that last part, because neither actor has ever been particularly intimidating in anything else I've seen them in. On top of that, Labine was pretty adorable.
|Look at them. They wouldn't hurt a fly!|
|...like when she became a giant and farted out Tucker and Dale. Note: I'm not bilingual.|
|It's funny because someone died|
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is a comedy that is playing up horror cliches and turning them on their head. This is clearly being done by people with a lot of affection for the genre, and that fondness for horror movies is obvious throughout the film. However, this movie is, at its core, a comedy.
|Ha ha ha! Die hipster, die!|