The Tripper Reviews

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Super Reviewer
July 14, 2009
Don't expect a great film, or even a good one; rip-offs galore and plenty of nonsense cut-away/scenes.

But Ronald Reagen is a huge saving grace for this beermat script. If it weren't for the weird insert of this serial killer I think I would've been pretty saddened at having lost time on it. But as it is those Reagen moments are pretty funny and strange enough to sit and wait for more.

If like me you have to watch this on the TV because nothing else is on and so you're stuck with it then why not, don't bother making any effort to see it though and don't blame me if you do, you were warned.
Super Reviewer
September 5, 2008
A strange, stoner slasher produced and directed by David Arquette (Scream). It's quite a decent modern slasher, quite odd but the back story as to why this guy goes off the rails killing hippies is explained. Less so the high regard Ronald Regan is given. It's funny in places, has a fair bit of gore, I found the tripping hallucinations a tad annoying. There is even a brief cameo from Courtney Cox-Arquette. Overall pretty good compared to many recent slasher offerings.
Super Reviewer
½ January 9, 2008
If you like seeing hippies getting axed to death by Ronald Regan, this is the movie for you. Other highlights include Courtney Cox getting killed by evil dogs, and Paul Reubens covered in outhouse crap before he gets chopped down the middle with a chainsaw.
Super Reviewer
½ April 21, 2007
What an odd, odd film. Political commentary meets slasher film. A guy dressed as Ronald Reagan runs around killing hippies with an axe. Lots of good gore and such, but just a really weird vibe.
Super Reviewer
April 2, 2007
From the twisted mind of David Arquette, come the Tripper, a Horror film, that he promised would change the way we see Horror. There's no doubt that Arquette set big expectations for this film, unfortunately the Tripper fell well short of achieving it's goals. A group of hippies take a road trip to this weekend music festival, in the woods of Northern California. The locals don't want them there and pretty soon, the party goers wind up being hunted, by an ax wielding man, who is convinced he's Ronald Reagan. The cast of friends that Arquette put together for this film is impressive, and there were some terrific cameos from the likes of Jason Mewes, Courtney Cox, and Pee Wee Herman, but ultimately they didn't do much to help this film. There are some funny scenes and some great lines, aside from that, this film is nothing different from your traditional, mediocre, slasher film. The one stand out was Thomas Jane who was thrilling as the Sheriff, but the scenes that didn't feature Jane were predictable and honestly kind of dull. The setting was different, the killer was certainly a nice change of pace, and the cast was top notch, but the movie itself was nothing you haven't seen a million times and I was left feeling less than impressed.
Super Reviewer
October 15, 2007
Ronald Reagan hacks apart hippies in this campy slasher.
Super Reviewer
½ June 18, 2007
Hippies slaughtered by a man in a Reagan mask... The film's about half as good as it sounds. Which isn't very good. The politics are about as subtle as a machete to the testicles.
Super Reviewer
December 21, 2007
This actually reminded me of Easy Rider, in places. Very few places, I might add, when it's not being just another silly slasher film.
Super Reviewer
August 7, 2007
"The Tripper" is basically just your average slasher fare with politic It's nothing groundbreaking, but it had a lot of hilarious moments and gory kills.
Super Reviewer
½ July 1, 2009
David Arquette brings us an unscarey horror comedy that is a political satire meets slasher flick. Decent gore, T&A.. & D actually, highlight this hippie, dippie, stoner... Republican? chopfest. Heeeeeere's Ronnie!
Super Reviewer
March 4, 2008
Fun horror romp in the forest! Very different and silly and fun and occasionally scary. Not a masterpiece for sure but good entertainment still.
Super Reviewer
½ February 23, 2008
Traditional slasher movie but what sets this apart and makes it unique is the political undertone. Defenitley not likely to see anything like this film, great music, and actors, Jason Mewes at his best.
Super Reviewer
½ September 15, 2007
It was kinda cool, but not a great film. There were some great aspects though. Over all it wasn't too good.
Super Reviewer
½ November 18, 2007
For a first time debut from David Arquette as first time director, he did a good job with this thriller chiller of main character sporting a Ronald Reagan mask and slashing all the flower hippies in the deep RED Forest. It lacked in some areas, but all in all, it wasn't that bad.
Super Reviewer
October 27, 2007
A litttle good and a little bad make up this watchable horror-comedy that overstays it's welcome by just a tad. Never really that funny and never really that horrifying, but for the most part entertaining. Plus, now that Thomas Jane has a handlebar mustache they can become cool and I can grow one without being mistaken as one of the Village People. Make it happen Thomas.
June 4, 2014
A surprisingly funny and brutal slasher film directed by David Arquette (yes, him!), The Tripper obviously thinks too much of itself as a satire, yet it nevertheless manages to be an original take on the genre that features a solid cast, loads of awesome deaths, and lots of laughs as well.
January 17, 2013
The Tripper could have been so much better but ultimately isnt campy enough to be comedic and isnt scary enough to be horror. All you're left with is a body count and dripping blood.. David Arquette directs this as teenagers go to a music fest that doesn't seem to be realistic or have good music or anything. Jason Mewes should just give up and go back to his life that he had pre Kevin Smith because he sucks in this as does most of the cast. The gimmick is that the killer is dressed up like Ronald Reagan and seems to kill oin the Reagan agenda. The only thing that saves this movie is Paul Reubens as the foul mouthed promoter. He literally saves this movie. This would be a half a star or one star movie if it wasn't for him.
February 27, 2011
Not as good as I thought it would be. At least Mewes FINALLY gets some action. See it once and then move on.
½ August 19, 2010
Just say NO to drugs! Gotta hand it to Arquette on this one. Very entertaining slasher flick. Paul Reubens was an especially nice touch with his elaborate vocabulary in this film. All the characters were likable. This film, in my eyes, met every standard for a horribly successful slasher flick. Worth your time if you like this type of thing.
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