Are you a fan of horror movies that are both scary and funny? If you are, then you have probably watched “The Cabin in the Woods” – a horror-comedy film that was released in 2012. It’s a movie that takes the classic horror trope of a group of friends heading out to a remote cabin in the woods and turns it on its head with some clever twists and turns.
But did you know that there is another movie that makes fun of “The Cabin in the Woods”? That movie is none other than “Tucker and Dale vs Evil”. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how “Tucker and Dale vs Evil” pokes fun at “The Cabin in the Woods”.
What is Tucker and Dale vs Evil?
“Tucker and Dale vs Evil” is another horror-comedy film that was released in 2010. The movie follows two lovable hillbillies, Tucker (Alan Tudyk) and Dale (Tyler Labine), who are mistaken for serial killers by a group of college students who are camping nearby. What follows is a series of hilarious misunderstandings as Tucker and Dale try to prove their innocence while the students continue to accidentally kill themselves.
How does Tucker and Dale vs Evil make fun of The Cabin in the Woods?
“The Cabin in the Woods” plays on many horror tropes, including the idea of young people going out to an isolated cabin in the woods where they encounter all manner of terrifying creatures. “Tucker and Dale vs Evil” takes this idea but turns it on its head by putting a comedic spin on it.
In “Tucker and Dale vs Evil”, the college students who come across Tucker and Dale make assumptions about them based on their appearance. They assume that because they are hillbillies, they must be serial killers. This mirrors how many horror movies stereotype people based on their appearance or background.
Another way that “Tucker and Dale vs Evil” pokes fun at “The Cabin in the Woods” is by subverting expectations. In “The Cabin in the Woods”, the audience expects a certain type of horror movie, but the film surprises them with its many twists and turns. In “Tucker and Dale vs Evil”, the audience expects a certain type of horror movie based on the appearance of Tucker and Dale, but they are surprised when it turns out to be a comedy.
“Tucker and Dale vs Evil” is a hilarious horror-comedy that pokes fun at many horror movie tropes, including “The Cabin in the Woods”. By turning these tropes on their head and subverting audience expectations, both movies provide a fresh take on the genre. If you haven’t seen either of these movies yet, then be sure to check them out for some scary laughs!