SXSW 2010 Interview: Director Eli Craig and Producer Thomas Augsberger (TUCKER & DALE VS EVIL)

Will Schiffelbein

by: Will Schiffelbein
March 23rd, 2010

When you got to any film festival you almost expect to be inundated with a slew of independent films that, while very good, might never see a proper wide release. However, I was lucky enough to see a small film called TUCKER AND DALE VERSUS EVIL that is both hilariously funny and has serious mainstream potential. I sat down with Director Eli Craig and Producer Thomas Augsberger to discuss the potential distribution of the film, the casting of Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk, as well as Craig's inspiration for writing the script.

While TUCKER AND DALE hasn't been picked up for distribution yet, I have high hopes. This film is absolutely hilarious and is one of the better horror comedies I've seen in a while. I'd rank it up there with ZOMBIELAND and DRAG ME TO HELL, both of which secured wide distribution. I'm crossing my fingers that more people get to see this movie, as I think it really deserves it.

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