It’s pretty easy in the current cinematic climate to roll your eyes at the announcement of yet another sequel, but here is one that will hopefully be worth it: Empire reports that Tucker & Dale vs Evil has a sequel in the works.
Tucker & Dale vs Evil was a 2010 black comedy/horror spoof directed and co-written by Eli Craig in which two well meaning hillbillies get mistaken for a psychopaths by a group of dim-witted college students who happen to be taking a vacation in the same neck of the backwoods. Whilst the well meaning Tucker and Dale try to help out one of the group, the remaining students form a plan to “rescue” their friend, with hilariously gruesome consequences. Starring Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine, the script subverted most of the standard cabin-in-the-woods cliches, creating heroes out of the hillbillies and peppering the film with multiple accidental deaths.
It blipped across cinema screens very briefly on release, but has gone on to achieve minor cult status. Star Tyler Labine assured fans at Cincinatti’s HorrorHound Convention; “Don’t worry, we’ll never make a shitty sequel.”
In the meantime, here is the redband trailer of the first Tucker & Dale vs Evil – track it down if you haven’t already (contains a few spoilers).
Dave is the Editor of TLFR and a freelance writer. As well as a guest on BBC radio and regular appearances on the television show Reel Review, he has written for The Guardian, We Got This Covered, the International Political Forum and more.