Eli Craig’s Tucker & Dale vs. Evil has been getting a lot of love around these parts, I’ve been told it’s awesome and does indeed look that way. So if you get the chance to check this one out, do it. It was also great to see that Magnet Releasing also realized it’s greatness and picked it up for distribution which will hit limited theatres this September 30th.
In the meantime the guys over at Bloody-Disgusting had the opportunity to chat with Eli Craig and asked about a possible sequel, Craig replied;
“You know, I’ve kinda learned the hard way to not talk too much about sequels…[and] I don’t wanna get too promotional about a second movie, but we do have a treatment,” said Craig. “Mainly the reason is because Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine are just so much fun to work with. They played off each other so well. They feel like a comedy duo…[like a] Nick Frost/Simon Pegg kind of duo. And I don’t even know. I really wanna put them in a movie again.”
Craig then goes on to discuss a future project which will be a horror/comedy in the vein of The Omen and The Exorcist.
“Well, I’m working on another horror/comedy,” he told me. “We’ll see how this one goes over! But I can’t help but take a stab at the whole ‘devil child’ genre. ‘The Omen’, and…I love killer children! I don’t know what it is!…People are probably gonna think I’m crazy, but I wanna make a comedy out of that! [Laughs]…I’ve seen ‘The Omen’ a bunch too, right? And ‘The Exorcist’, which to me is probably the greatest horror film of all time still. But I think there’s a lot of comedy in there if you play it right.”
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil synopsis: “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 mountain house, 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.”