@Ventspleen2014 shows his funny side and explores the horror comedy Tucker and Dale Vs Evil.
Horror and Comedy have shared screen time for decades. I have been a fan of the Abbott And Costello meets (Dracula, The Mummy etc) ever since I've been a small boy. I think the feelings of fear and humour are so closely linked its why when suddenly shocked the default reaction is to laugh. Film company floors are littered with Horror (SLASH) Comedy films that haven't been either funny or horrific. (Scary Movie Franchise, Dracula- Dead and Loving It etc) Move too far into comedy and the film descends into free fall so the level has to be expertly fixed. The Horror genius that is Wes Craven got this level spot on with Scream, but then you'd expert that of a Master Craftman like Craven. He understood the genre so well that he could produce an effective horror whilst including elements of comedy intertwined within the story.
Eli Craig chose this genre hybrid as the focus of his first full length feature as Writer/Director. Obviously, he doesn't like setting himself easy tasks and the job of being both Writer and Director is hard enough alone. Potentially too familiar with you material, how many times have you watched a film and felt it was a total washout due to poor writing and poor direction?
You can watch Tucker and Dale Vs Evil with us this Sunday at 9pm BST and purchase a copy here from Amazon.
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