Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hell Yea for the Day: TUCKER & DALE VS EVIL gets a distributor!

The great thing about film festivals is sometimes you get these little gems-of-a-movie hidden in a midnight showing.  The bad thing about film festivals is sometimes these movies, which you think are brilliant/funny/etc., get lost in distribution limbo and never make it to the screen.  Not this time!

Deadline broke the news that Magnet, part of Magnolia Pictures, has announced that it will be distributing the Sundance and SXSW hit of TUCKER & DALE VERSUS EVIL.  It will be available on video on demand on August 26th then with a full theatrical release on September 30th.  Here's a synopsis:

Directed by Eli Craig and starring Alan Tudyk (Serenity), Tyler Labine (Reaper) and Katrina Bowden (30 Rock), TUCKER & DALE VS EVIL is a hilariously gory, good-spirited horror comedy, doing for killer rednecks what Shaun of the Dead did for zombies.  Tucker and Dale are two best friends on vacation at their dilapidated Appalachian mountain cabin, who are mistaken for murderous backwoods hillbillies by a group of obnoxious, preppy college kids. When one of the students gets separated from her friends, the boys try to lend a hand, but as the misunderstanding grows, so does the body count.
TUCKER & DALE was one of my favorites from 2010's Dallas International Film Festival.  It's a side-splitting horror-comedy with a fun take on the hillbilly-killer plot line.  Almost like the backwoods cousin to ZOMBIELAND.  I love this new horror-comedy genre that has been emerging over the past few years, and I'm stoked that more people will be able to experience this movie. 

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