|Tucker & Dale vs. Evil|
|Title:||Tucker & Dale vs. Evil|
|Directed by:||Eli Craig|
|Written by:||Eli Craig; Morgan Jurgenson|
|Produced by:||Albert Klychak; Rosanne Milliken; Deepak Nayar; Morgan Jurgenson; Thomas Augsberger; Mark Ryan; Crawford Hawkins; Jennifer Kraft; Alissa Phillips |
|Music by:||Mike Shields|
|Cinematography:||David Geddes, C.S.C.|
|Edited by:||Bridget Durnford|
|Distributed by:||Reliance Big Pictures|
Eden Rock Media
|Released:||January 22nd, 2010|
|Running time:||89 min.|
|Gross:||$223,838 (US) |
$4,749,516 (Worldwide) 
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is an American independent film of the horror comedy subgenre. It was was written and directed by Eli Craig and co-written by Morgan Jurgenson. The film was produced by Reliance Big Pictures and Loubyloo Productions in association with Eden Rock Media, Gynormous Pictures, Kintop Pictures and Urban Island. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 22nd, 2010. The movie stars Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine as the eponymous Tucker & Dale, two good ole boys from the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia who decide to fix up a cabin Tucker purchased as a vacation spot. Along the way, a group of teens decide to go camping in the woods nearby. Mistaking Tucker and Dale as a pair of murderous demented hill-folk, they attempt to avoid them, unwittingly causing their own deaths as a result. One of their number however, actually is a psychopathic killer. And for once... just this once... the fatty gets the girl.
Cast[edit | edit source]
|Mitchell Verigin||College kid #1|
|Angela DeCorte||College kid #2|
|Bill Baska||BJ bald hillbilly|
|Mark Allard||Killer hillbilly #1|
|Shaun Tisdale||Killer hillbilly #2|
|Myles Pollard||Hillbilly kid|
|Sasha Craig||News reporter|
|Weezer||Jangers the dog|
|Bryn Bass||Bowling kid|
|Conner Bass||Bowling kid|
|Lara Milliken||Bowling kid|
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The actual title of the film is Tucker and Dale vs Evil, but the promotional posters title it Tucker & Dale vs. Evil.
- The tagline for this film is "The perfect love story... with a high body count...".
- Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010), Tucker and Dale vs Evil, Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010), and Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010) all redirect to this page.
- Production on Tucker & Dale vs. Evil began on June 15th, 2009. Principal photography concluded on July 27th, 2009. 
- Tucker & Dale vs. Evil made its final limited release screening on December 1st, 2011. It had been in release in the film festival market for a total of nine weeks (63 days). 
- At its widest release, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil was screened in forty-four theaters. 
- Tucker & Dale vs. Evil was released on Region 1 DVD and Blu-ray on November 29th, 2011 by Magnolia Home Entertainment. 
- Director Eli Craig makes a cameo appearance at the end of the film as a news crew cameraman.
- Sasha Craig, who plays the news reporter at the end of the film is the wife of director/screenwriter Eli Craig. They were married on September 5th, 2004.
- This is the second film work for Weezer the dog. He previously appeared in the 2011 thriller Below Zero.
Explicit content[edit | edit source]
- Profanity: Consistent strong language used throughout the film. Multiple instances of words like"fuck" and "shit", most of which comes from the college kids.
- Female topless nudity: In one scene, Chloe is topless as the group prepares to go skinny dipping. This almost counts as partial nudity however as it is very dark out and the scene is far away. Unclear whether actress Chelan Simmons used a body double or not.
- Smoking: Chloe smokes cigarettes several times in the movie. In the beginning, Chad is seen smoking a joint.
Body count[edit | edit source]
The following body count applies only to the main cast members in this film. It does not include characters who are killed in flashback. Characters below are listed in chronological order.
|Mitch||Runs into sharpened tree branch, impaling himself.|
|Todd||Trips and impales himself on his own sharpened spear.|
|Mike||Dives into wood-chipper.|
|Sheriff||Stabbed in the head with a block of wood with nails in it.|
|Chuck||Accidentally shoots himself with Sheriff's gun.|
|Naomi||Jason accidentally mutilates her face with lawn trimmer; dies in fire.|
|Jason||Killed by Chloe who accidentally sets him on fire.|
|Chloe||Dies when the cabin explodes.|
|Chad||Falls out of barn silo. Status unknown. Possibly survived.|