Tucker & Dale vs Evil begins with a typical horror cliché; a group of teenagers heading out to the wilderness for fun and frolics, only to be seemingly followed and terrorised by a pair of hillbillies. There are subtle nods to successful similar titles such as Deliverance, Wrong Turn and even Texas Chainsaw Massacre and you’d be forgiven for believing that you’ve seen and heard all of this before, but you’d be mistaken.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers starring Donald Sutherland – perhaps one of the first remakes of modern times – was a critical and financial hit on release. It is a product of its time, coming a few years after the Watergate scandal and at the end of a decade that saw America hitting the floor hard after the flower power and trippy hippy sixties. A time of wholesale mistrust in authority figures saw Hollywood take a darker tone with its horror releases of the seventies. Ignoring the extreme or fantastical, this understated classic underlines the issues that everyone felt were synonymous with their everyday lives.