Good news, horror fans / comedy fans / movie fans / Alan Tudyk fans / fans of fans!
After a long struggle with distribution here in the States, Tucker & Dale vs Evil will soon be available (legally) to you! Details and a movie clip after the jump.
Magnet, part of Magnolia Pictures, has finally won the rights to US distribution for the "hillbilly version of Shaun of the Dead." (You may recall that Magnet/Magnolia are the ones releasing Troll Hunter, which was awesome, and a host of other awesome looking genre films: Black Death, Hobo With A Shotgun, and Centurion.) Magnet plans to do its usual "video on demand" release platform, which means the film will be available starting August 26th at places like Amazon Video or your local cable company's On Demand services. It moves to theaters September 30th.
Now, for those of you that haven't been anticipating this movie for over a year, Tucker & Max has been on the festival circuit, trying to find distribution for quite a while. It debuted at Sundance, won the Midnight Audience Award at SXSW, the Jury Prize for First Feature at Fantasia, and a buttload of other fest awards. The few people I know who have been able to see it say it's absolutely awesome, but until now, only Russians have been able to see it in theaters.
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.
The two main characters are played by Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine, with a supporting cast of "preppy kids" you may recognize from 30 Rock or AMC's The Killing. It's directed by Eli Craig, whom you probably won't recognize from his acting and directing credits, but who is Sally Field's son. Check out the movie's Facebook Page for a ton of cool photos of the cast and crew.
Well, I'm on board.