REVIEW: ‘Tucker & Dale vs Evil’ (2009)

Tucker (Alan Tudyk) and Dale (Tyler Labine) try to make sense of things in "Tucker & Dale vs Evil".
Tucker (Alan Tudyk) and Dale (Tyler Labine) try to make sense of things in "Tucker & Dale vs Evil".

Directed/written by: Eli Craig
Starring: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowde, Jesse Moss
Running time: 86 minutes
Rated: R

After seven years in the rustic wilds of Wyoming, I like to think I am more familiar with folks of a more “rural” persuasion. Having grown up and spent the first formative 36 years of my life here in decidedly urban Dallas, the people who lived in the outlying outskirts were kind of a mystery to me. So, moving from a metropolitan area of a few million to a state with a population of just 500,000 was a little bit of a culture shock. I mean, how could people live without late night Chinese food? Even so, these were the farm and ranch types, not hillbillies. No, those are a phenomenon of the eastern US and the fevered dreams of Rob Zombie and, more recently, the heroes of “Tucker and Dale vs Evil.”

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