Monday, October 22, 2012

Netflix Movie Monday

October is one of my favorite months.  The weather begins to cool-off, the leaves start to change color and you have a holiday that deals entirely with candy and scaring people.  When I had cable, I used to love all of the Halloween movies that came on.  Horror movies today are pretty crappy, but back in the day, I really enjoyed old-school classics like the Psycho movies, Pet Sematary, Poltergeist, etc.  And who can forget characters like Freddy, Jason, Michael Myers, Chucky, Pinhead, and the list goes on.

While this week's movie isn't a horror per-se, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil contains more than its fair share of deaths, thrills and laughs.  I didn't know much about the movie when I decided to watch it.  It made less than 1/4 of a million dollars in the US Box office (while Paranormal Activity made over $30 million last week, in it's opening weekend).  Rotten Tomatoes listed it at 85% fresh, while 84% of the audience liked it.  

The movie is about a group of college kids who go camping in West Virginia (the redneck state of the North).  While on their way, they run into Tucker and Dale, who are two backcountry good ol' boys who are on their way to their "vacation home" deep in the West Virginian woods.

Dale gets the courage to try and spit his game to one of the college girls but he ends up freaking everyone out.  While the college kids are camping, Tucker and Dale run into them while they are fishing at the lake.  While swimming, one of the girls its her head and Tucker and Dale are on the rescue.  Unfortunately, the college kids believe they are kidnapping her and they aren't able to get her back before Tucker and Dale take her back to their cabin for some first aid.

The rest of the movie involves the college kids (I've typed that too much) trying to get their friend back, but dying crazy and ridiculous deaths in the process.  

This is probably one of my favorite movies currently on Netflix and I have yet to meet someone who has seen it and didn't thoroughly enjoy it.

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