Tucker and Dale vs. Evil is one of the best independent movies I have ever seen. I could even upgrade that to one of the best movies I have ever seen. The day after I saw it for the first time (I’ve seen it countless times since then), I tried telling my own mother the plot but almost couldn’t even speak because I was laughing so hard remembering what I had just watched. It stars Alan Tudyk (A Knight’s Tale) and Tyler Labine (Reaper, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) as Tucker and Dale, respectively. Tucker and Dale are two redneck guys who just bought their first vacation home, a creepy cabin in the woods. They come across a group of preppy college kids camping out near them. One night, the college kids decide to go skinny-dipping and one of them, Allison, falls down and hits her head. Tucker and Dale, who are fishing in the same lake, see her go down and save her. The other college kids mistake this heroic act for kidnapping. Although as the movie goes on, it’s clear that Tucker and Dale are harmless, even lovable guys, the college kids mistake them to be serial killers. The movies starts getting really good at this point when the other college kids try to “rescue” their “kidnapped” friend who is safe and sound with Tucker and Dale. This movie is a horror/comedy, once of the best genres out there, in my opinion. This movie has everything in it, including a little romance between Dale and Allison, who is played by Katrina Bowden from 30 Rock. Dale is by far the most likeable character in this film. He is genuinely nice and throughout the movie, genuinely confused. I would recommend this movie to any who likes to laugh but doesn’t have a weak stomach because there is some gore in it.
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