I haven't laughed this hard in awhile. With great chemistry between Labine & Tudyk, hilarious misunderstandings, a story with some heart, and constant reversing of cliches this is one the best horror comedies of recent years. It does get serious near the end but I didn't mind as the middle section had me laughing so much.
a likeable riff on "shaun of the dead" with an endearing, romero-esque undercurrent of class solidarity. the cute-girl-meets-man-in-search-of-confidence schtick is pretty canned, but unlike your average apatowian, at least the protagonist isn't an unlikeable asshole. in its unassuming way, this movie actually does a pretty decent job of conveying charisma and friendship. a pleasant surprise.
Ive put off this film so many times but I finally caved and watched it over the weekend. I guess I really shouldn't have judged the film by just looking at the title characters, they were really likeable and this film is just the best horror comedy Ive seen in recent memory.
Super fun send up of 'the kids in peril' horror genre mixing backwoods conventions with comedic sensibilities. Mainly works due to the extreme likability of Tucker and Dale and a smart script that doesn't fall strictly into comedy or horror genre. Katrina Bowden well cast as the so-called abductee. Refreshing to see a film of this kind that doesn't run out of steam too fast. Those damn crazy college kids!
What seems at first like a one-joke film being stretched out holds up surprisingly well throughout, due in large part to the fact that the filmmakers do such a good job of bringing Tucker and Dale to life and making them both likable and put-upon when dealing with their sudden infestation of college kids
Suffers from the same problem as _Kick Ass_ in that it starts out as a parody/subversion of its genre, but ends up succumbing to it, thus invalidating the subversion. I suppose this may have been intended as the filmmakers probably appreciate the respective genres, but it seems lazy to me.