Horror/Comedy mix is clever but dark.
This is a great film, my favorite scene was the fight at the end, but has lots of blood and gore galore! Teens die by accidental suicide. A teen runs from one of the "hillbillies" who's running around with a chainsaw when being chased by bees, and runs into a branch and gets impaled through the stomach and dies. A teen with a homemade spear trips and stabs himself in the gut. A teen tries to kill Tucker with a pocket knife with a leaping strike, but misses and falls head-first into a wood-chipper. His lower half is pulled out, and some innards are visible. A police officer leans on an unstable beam, it breaks, and a chunk of wood full of nails is flung into his forehead. He is still able to walk around, but dies shortly after. A teen accidentally shoots himself in the face with a gun when he removes the safety. Not very visible (shown from inside a car) but blood splatters on the windshield. A teen gets a weed-wacker to the face, very bloody, but survives, but dies in an explosion. A teen is accidentally set on fire. A teen dies in an explosion. There is a car crash, but no one is harmed. A teen is nearly killed with a sawmill. A teen is badly burned in an explosion, and fights Dale at the end of the film (SPOILER) and supposedly dies from an asthma attack that causes him to fall out a window. (SPOILER OVER) A flashback shows other hillbillies killing other teens from around the 60's or 70's. A man gets a saw blade to the face, another teen is stabbed in the neck with a machete. A woman is raped (mentioned, but not shown) and tortured (a cattle prod to the neck), but the woman escapes by stabbing the torturer with a knife. A man is burned alive in a furnace (Man burning not shown). Some sexuality as well. Teens go skinny-dipping and brief visible breasts can be seen, but shown form a distance in a dark area. Teens were defiantly thinking of sex at first. Some crude joke, sex references, innuendo, etc. Constant usage of "F*ck," and "sh*t," and other language. Tucker and Dale constantly drink beer, a teen smokes, and a reference to marijuana. But overall, this film has the strong message: Never judge a book by it's cover. Tucker and Dale are kind-hearted people, save a drowning teen, and (despite the teens accusing them of being psycho killers and attacking them) try to talk things out with them. But one teen (who's parents were attacked by hillbillies) still tries to kill them, even after learning that they didn't actually do anything. Great movie for ages 13+ Iffy for 12+
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking