|Writers||Screenplay: Eli Craig, Morgan Jurgenson|
|Cast||Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden, Chelan Simmons, Tyler Labine, Brandon Jay McLaren, Jesse Moss, Christie Laing, Sasha Craig, Alex Arsenault, Philip Granger|
|Genre||Comedy / Horror|
|Release Date||Spring 2010|
We’ve had some good horror comedies over the course of the past few years, but lots of them have revolved around zombies (a notable exception being Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer). Filmmaker Eli Craig wants to skewer the genre, but he’s skipping the walking dead in favor of another iconic archetype–the psycho redneck. The director looks to turn our expectations on their ear in his new gore-comedy Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. Here’s a description courtesy of the All Movie Guide:
Director Eli Craig and co-screenwriter Morgan Jurgenson poke fun at horror clich?s with this genre bending comedy about a pair of harmless backwoods hayseeds who are mistaken for vicious serial killers. Dale (Tyler Labine) and Tucker (Alan Tudyk) are checking out their newly acquired “summer home” (read: dilapidated cabin) when they save the life of a gorgeous college student (Katrina Bowden) who’s camping in the woods with some friends. When a series of misunderstandings leads to Dale and Tucker being labeled psycho killers by the vacationing students, the situation takes a sudden and ghastly turn for the worst.