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Directed by, co-written by and starring David Arquette, this classic horror movie revolves around a group of friends who escape to a modern-day Woodstock concert for a weekend of debauchery, only to be stalked by a homicidal maniac determined to finish what he started years earlier.
A crazed homage to 1960s and '70s drug and slasher exploitation flicks, The Tripper has "future cult movie" written all over it. A van full of neo-hippies (including Lukas Haas, Brick, Jason Mewes, Clerks, and Jaime King, Sin City) head into the California woods to attend a retro-60s rock concert (featuring the not-very-60s sounds of Fishbone)--only to find themselves harassed by backwoods rednecks and hunted by a Ronald-Reagan-infatuated serial killer. Along for the ride are a blunt but fair sheriff (Thomas Jane, The Punisher, sporting a seriously 70s 'stache), a jealous young Republican (Balthazar Getty, Lost Highway, and a venal music promoter (Paul Reubens, better known as Pee Wee Herman). The Tripper vacillates wildly between trippy visual effects and spewing gore, reflecting writer/director David Arquette's clear appreciation of such lurid b-movies as The Trip, Psych-Out, Deranged, and Three on a Meathook. Thrown into the mix is political lampoonery far too broad and scattershot to be called 'satire,' but it's clear that Arquette (better known as an actor, Eight Legged Freaks) has no particular agenda--he's just making fun of everything he can think of, and the results are preposterous, gruesome, and sure to hit the sweet spot for a certain brand of cineaste. You know who you are; check this out. --Bret Fetzer
Item was in perfect condition and shipping time was impeccable. The movie itself is excellent, a perfect combination of horror/slasher/humor with a "wtf!" ending... Read morePublished on August 27, 2013 by Tiffany Seagraves
I love watching this movie again and again. Its an awesome parody of trippy slasher movies with plenty of gore. Read morePublished on June 28, 2013 by Dennis C. Maher
From the twisted mind of David Arquette, come the Tripper, a Horror film, that he promised would change the way we see Horror. Read morePublished on March 15, 2013 by Todd Smith
I wanted to see THE TRIPPER because I'm a big fan of Jaime King (THEY WAIT, MOTHER'S DAY), and was not disappointed by her performance. Read morePublished on January 17, 2013 by Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein
Intended as kind of a mild salute to the exploitation horror of the 70's, The Tripper (2006), David Arquette's directorial debut, is a slasher flavored with elements of comedy that... Read morePublished on November 3, 2011 by trebe
Plot? Who needs a plot when you have blood, gore and hot chix?
If you like campy slasher film you will love this one.
I ordered this item from GoHastings and never received it. When I emailed them (they never told me it wasn't going to come) they told me they ran out and Amazon would reimburse... Read morePublished on April 13, 2010 by Justin M. Picon
The Tripper reminds me of the old Slasher films from the 70's. The camera work and lighting help with the story telling. Although it is a political satire along the lines of Dr. Read morePublished on December 27, 2009 by F. Garbutt