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31 Days of Horror Day 28: "There we were minding our own business, just doing chores around the house, when kids started killing themselves all over my property."

Title of Movie: Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil

Who's In It: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk,

Quotable Line: " guys going camping?  Heeheeheeheehee!"

Released: 2010

Directed By: Eli Craig

The Skinny: Tucker and Dale, two well meaning hillbillies on a vacation come across a group of obnoxious college students.  All Tucker and Dale want is so have a relaxing vacation and the college students think that the two hillbillies are out to kill them, which could not be farther from the truth.  However, much to the bafflement of Tucker and Dale, these idiot college students seem to keep killing themselves in horrible ways.

The Good: I cannot describe how incredibly funny this movie is.  It takes the idea of killer hillbillies and proceeds to turn it on its ear.  Tucker and Dale are not killers at all.  They just want to go on a fishing trip and fix up Tucker's new vacation home, which happens to be an abandoned cabin in the woods. 

The fact that the set up for each death is so brilliant is what makes this movie all the funnier. Especially the bit involving a beehive.  To say more would be spoiling the brilliance inherent throughout the flick.  Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk  are brilliant as Dale and Tucker respectively.  Labine is clearly the scene stealer in this movie and he just nails every single scene he is in.  Tudyk does just as well and plays an excellent straight man to Labine's funny character. 
This movie is a brilliant parody of horror movies and is one of my favorite movies that I have had the opportunity to see this year. 

The Bad:  After the scene involving the college kids and the police man, the movies starts to run out of steam.  It's not a lot of steam, but it definitely is noticeable that there was something missing in those scenes.  Almost as if the filmmakers did not know where to go next after the preceeding awesomeness.  Also, the actor playing the villain is so over the top for the entire movie, it is almost as if he is in another movie entirely.  He is set on 11 for almost the entire movie.  It's a little much even for a movie like this.  Otherwise, no other issues. 

The Ugly: "He's heavy for half a guy."

Final Verdict: 4 wood chippers out of 5

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