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Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010)

Posted in Reviews with tags on March 31, 2011 by dunyazad

I’m winding up my impressions of Horror Hound Weekend today with a look at Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2010, directed by Eli Craig), a film that is mysteriously without North American distribution a year after making its debut at Sundance in 2010. This is a riff on the rural massacre movie, in which unwitting college students (or other photogenic young people) wander into the woods to be eviscerated by rural degenerates. This archetype is pretty old, dating back to the Sawney Bean legend, but it was given full life in the Southern Gothic literature or Flannery O’Connor and James Dickey, who give regionalism a hint of derangement and resentment.

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