Horror and comedy are two of my favorite genres and just like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, I like when they are combined. Last month, Screen Rant writer Ross Miller did a series on horror films that were combined with other genres. One of those combinations was horror plus comedy and the movie he choose was Shaun of the Dead. Other great examples are the always popular Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness with Bruce “The Chin” Campbell.
Well today, courtesy of our friends at Bloody Disgusting, we have a new trailer for the upcoming horror/comedy film Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. If the film is half as funny as the trailer then I am really looking forward to seeing it. The movie stars Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Dodgeball) and Tyler Labine (Zack and Miri Make a Porno) as two redneck hillbillies that want to do nothing more than enjoy their new vacation cabin in the middle of the woods.
Of course, the mandatory horror staple of stupid, horny college kids are in the film and they think themselves better than our backwoods brethren. After Tucker and Dale rescue one of the kids from drowning, the teens accuse the guys of kidnapping or killing her and embark on a quest to rescue her. Through a series of horrific misunderstandings, the teens are killed one by one but not by the people you would think. Watch the red band trailer after the jump.
I like the fact that these are just nice, honest guys that aren’t trying to bother anybody but are stereotyped just by how they look. It reminds me a lot of those old Church of the Latter Day Saints commercials where the black guy dressed in hip-hop urban clothing walks up behind the white guy dressed in a business suit. Just when the white guy thinks he is about to get mugged, the black guy hands the white guy his wallet that he dropped instead. Moral of the story – you can’t judge a book by its cover.
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is just like that LDS commercial; the film is directed by newcomer Eli Craig, produced by Thomas Augsberger (Waiting) and Deepak Nayar (Bend It Like Beckham) and also stars is Katrina Bowden (Sex Drive). It’s a nice change of pace to the see the jerky college kids as the bad guys instead of the turning the guys that like to hunt, fish and pretty much just be left alone into mindless blood-thirsty killers.
What do you think about this new horror/comedy concept for Tucker & Dale vs. Evil and do you plan on watching it? Do you think it could become as popular a cult favorite as Evil Dead and Shaun of the Dead?
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil slaughters it way into theater screens soon.
Source: Bloody Disgusting