Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
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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 [1]
Music by: Mike Shields
Cinematography: David Geddes, C.S.C.
Edited by: Bridget Durnford
Distributed by: Reliance Big Pictures
Loubyloo Productions
Eden Rock Media
Gynormous Pictures
Kintop Pictures
Urban Island
Released: January 22nd, 2010
Rating: R
Running time: 89 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Gross: $223,838 (US) [2]
$4,749,516 (Worldwide) [3]

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]

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 & 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). [3]
  • At its widest release, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil was screened in forty-four theaters. [3]
  • Director Eli Craig makes a cameo appearance at the end of the film as a news crew cameraman.
  • 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.

Character Method
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.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Production crew members listed in credit order from the film.
  2. 2.0 2.1 IMDB; Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010); Box office & business.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Box Office Mojo; Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010); Total Lifetime Grosses and Domestic Summary.
  4. Amazon.com; Tucker & Dale vs. Evil; DVD.
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