Year Released: 2010
Main Stars: Alan Tudyk, Tyler Labine, Katrina Bowden
Last watched: February 2014
Review Date: March 2014
Number Watches: 1
Format Watched: DVD
Small film, bargain bucket, looked a bit of fun. Everything in the last sentence is spot on.
But there’s more than your average horror / fun flick on this disc. It’s got a spade full of charm throughout. Alan and Tyler are so good it’s difficult to think they don’t go into the woods together every weekend with chainsaws and emerge with blood spattered dungarees. Katrina is gorgeous and also more than a screamy-bimbo and the rest of the weird people inhabiting the great outdoors are well cast and good in their roles, however short those roles are.
I’m guessing the concept would look lame on paper but from the start I found this to be a tongue-in-cheek that actually works. You know when some things are so obvious that it’s old before it begins? This SHOULD be that but it’s not. I’m not saying this is a culture change or nuthin, no surree bob. Nope, I’m sayin that, um, the joy of stupidity and all it’s deadly consequences is pure totally nailed here with hints of real flair. Good enough for me to wish there were a few follow ups.
So give it a go. You won’t be hiding behind the sofa but there’s quite a few silly moments that make you wince and laugh at the same time and the production values are high as well.
DVD Extras: Good show of how they made it and a bunch of off-camera clips showing that they really liked making it. Not much apart from that.
I’d like to say yes… oh, ok. For now.
Watch if on TV?
Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Small snog for the laugh of seeing lots of funny death!