Feck­less chain­saw mas­sacre

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Dvds -

It may well be lumped in the com­edy-hor­ror genre, and it cer­tainly has all the el­e­ments, but first and fore­most this spin on the ‘‘ kids in the woods’’ sub-genre is all about the laughs. A clas­sic com­edy of er­rors, this is smart and funny enough to find it­self with real cult sta­tus. It fol­lows hill­billy BFFs Tucker and Dale ( Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine), whose first trip away to their run­down week­ender goes pear-shaped af­ter they are mis­taken by camp­ing col­lege kids as mur­der­ous red­necks when they try to res­cue one of the young­sters’ friends. Fear­ing for their friend’s safety, the re­main­ing kids look to get her back from the hap­less duo. This leads to fur­ther mis­un­der­stand­ings and a big ol’ pile of bod­ies. It’s a won­der­ful idea that’s equally well ex­e­cuted. Even though the splat­ter­ing of gore may scare off some pure com­edy en­thu­si­asts, those who don’t mind the mix are in for some fun. Ex­tras: ★ ½ Cast and crew in­ter­views wrapped up in a mak­ing-of fea­turette, which is cut with plenty of movie footage. Plus there’s a photo gallery.

Stars: Alan Tudyk, Tyler Labine, Ka­t­rina Bow­den, Jesse Moss Di­rec­tor: Eli Craig Avail­able: Now on DVD and BD

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

( MA)

★ ★ ★ ★ ■

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