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Tripper [DVD] [2006] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Jaime King , Thomas Jane , David Arquette    DVD
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jaime King, Thomas Jane, Lukas Haas, David Arquette, Richmond Arquette
  • Directors: David Arquette
  • Writers: David Arquette, Joe Harris
  • Producers: David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Cheryl Spencer, Craig Cannold, Evan Astrowsky
  • Format: Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 23 Oct 2007
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000TJBN76
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 209,075 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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3.0 out of 5 stars Different, but ultimately the same. 2 April 2008
Format:DVD|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
It's difficult reviewing The Tripper. Do you rate it against all other films? If so, it's just another low budget slasher with a big name attached (in the form of David Arquette, not to mention Jason Mewes and Paul Reubens), or do you rate it against other slasher movies?

In general terms, The Tripper tries for something slightly different from the usual slasher film. It has a political background in the Reagan years and the underlying message is of how Reagan `ruined' America with various political measures. The question is, are any of the standard slasher movie fans going to know or care about this enough to make the idea worth while? Anyway, it creates an excuse for the slasher themselves to wear a Reagan mask, so I shouldn't complain.

In the meantime, the film explores (in the same way that Toy Story 2 explores the effects of the collector on the toy industry) hallucinogenic drug culture, which is basically a case of having some long haired people on drugs and various trippy effects used throughout the movie. Cue Jason Mewes as one of the tripping reprobates (typecasting ahoy!).

As with many other Slasher flicks, it's no surprise to find that it has a low budget look and feel and aside from trippy visuals and so-so political messages, it looks and feels like a typical movie of it's ilk. So while The Tripper has some nice ideas and is probably worthy of your collection should you be a fan of these type of films, it's interesting additions to the genre don't really add enough to stand it above the other films it might be compared to. So not a bad film, by any means, but not likely to win any awards either.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Day Tripper, Sunday Driller - Yeah! 7 April 2008
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When a young boy sees his Father being hassled by a group of protesters it's too much. After liberal use of a chainsaw said boy is locked away for his own good and life in the forest community can return in peace. Years later and it's this peace that visitors to a music festival are looking for. From miles around drop outs and music fans are coming to the mystical forest to listen to music. Unfortunately for them the surroundings may not be as serene as they hoped. People go missing in these woods and its happening again. Could a former right wing President be stalking the hippies? And if so, why is he carrying an axe?

'Tripper' is a schlock horror film straight from the low budget cannon of the likes of 'Brain Dead' and 'Bad Taste'. Similar to Peter Jackson's two films 'Tripper' suffers from a low budget, but tries to make up with it with humour and gross shots. Unfortunately David Arquette is no Peter Jackson and it shows in the meandering plot and poor direction. What this film does have over other cheap horror is a better cast as Arquette calls on many of his friends including Jason Mewes and Thomas Jane. I actually felt that Jane came out of the film well as the police officer and acted similarly as in 'Deep Blue Sea'.

Unfortunately the rest of the cast are phoning their performances in and look like they are there for a laugh rather than a film. Luckily, the cheap horror genre is the one place were this is a good thing. The liberal use of gore breaks the bad acting up and makes it an enjoyable watch (especially a bit drunk). For younger film fans this may become a cult favourite, but older fans will already know that the likes of 'Friday the 13th' or Jackson's films are better. If you are looking for some cheap thrills, then 'Tripper' is a low budget laugh.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Seen it All Before, Well Nearly. 23 July 2009
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Not been a major fan of the slasher genre of movie I tried to keep an open mind when reviewing this item. I decided I would try and focus on the positive aspects rather than expand mostly on the negative aspects of the DVD.

For starters I think the idea of the political slant with it set in the 80's and using a Ronald Regan mask as the main horror tool was slightly over optimistic. Whilst many Regan detractors might think so, few could agree he's hardly the scariest man to base the mask of the film.

So what about the story I hear you say? Well it's just the usual group goes of young boys and girls go off for a weekend away and get embroiled into a mass murder plot. With the town mayor refusing to call off the concert no matter what the body count is, the flimsy plot line is by now is all too familiar and predictable. Whilst the acting was ok and it was good to see David and Courtney Cox Arquette in a movie together, the movie had too few genuine highs.

Although I wouldn't call the movie dull, Courtney Cox does keep the viewer interested until the end but sadly if it wasn't for her friend's fame this would have been one film I wouldn't have entertained.
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You only need to watch the trailer to know what you're getting here.

Psycho in a mask stalks some hippies. Said hippies die in reasonably (but not outstandingly, Saw/Hostel-style) gory ways. Wooden actors scream a lot and run around. Director tries to refresh tired formula by using a few camera tricks to represent drug trips, and attempts to give his film a credible political message by using...a Reagan mask.

Having said that, this movie isn't necessarily unenjoyable, it's just unoriginal. If you quite like the whole Cabin Fever/Wrong Turn etc genre of low-budget slasher flicks then there's nothing to dislike too much here. There are a few laughs to be had (usually AT the film rather than WITH the film!) and there is the occasional jump (though I wouldn't go as far as calling it a scare!). It's worth a look if this is your kind of thing or if you've got a spare couple of hours.

Sadly though, this can't begin to compare with the other horror movies Arquette and Cox starred in, the Scream trilogy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Reago~mania
A van full of friends head out into the woods so that they can attend a free~loving festival of music and hedonistic drug abuse. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Arch Stanton
4.0 out of 5 stars Underrated horror treat
If you're a horror fan with an offbeat sense of humor then there's a lot to love about this film. The political subtext might annoy some potential viewers, for me though it just... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Cappy88
5.0 out of 5 stars "..CLASSIC HORROR.."
David Arquette has created an original and fun horror movie, It has a cool funny cast, and has loads of classic gore moments! Read more
Published on 21 April 2012 by S. Drury
3.0 out of 5 stars Heeere's Ronnie
The Tripper is David Arquette's directorial debut, it seems like an homage to 80's slashers with a political edge. Read more
Published on 18 July 2011 by West25
4.0 out of 5 stars Severance meets American Pie
This is a low-budget horror movie with humour, gore, scariness and a well comic tone. The tripper doesn't have the most best cast assembled (besides Jaime King, Thomas Jane, David... Read more
Published on 17 July 2011 by Juhani Jääskeläinen (Finland)
2.0 out of 5 stars Waste of money!
`The Tripper` while I admit is a good and different idea just gone
plain bad.It's about a group of `hippies` who are on their way to a
concert and start getting picked... Read more
Published on 12 Sep 2009 by Mr. A. J. Ralph
2.0 out of 5 stars So bad It's Almost Funny
The tripper falls firmly into the category filled with horror films that are fun to watch simply for their predictability. Read more
Published on 23 July 2009 by Mr. T. Brandon
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny
This is a low budget film designed to make you jump.. it does that. The chacters are wacky, if a little silly. Read more
Published on 9 July 2008 by Mr. A. Mcgregor
2.0 out of 5 stars just being subjective.
This film is unsatisfactory. It has nothing to offer, apart from wasting an hour and a half of your life. It's not scary, or non frightening or interesting about it. Read more
Published on 29 Jun 2008 by J.D. JESUS
1.0 out of 5 stars You'd have to be Trippin' to even remotely enjoy the Tripper
This film is appalling. Not in the way 'so bad it's good', but so bad it's very bad. It has nothing to offer, apart from wasting an hour and a half of your life. Read more
Published on 21 Jun 2008 by Rock Zombie
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