The Tripper
The Tripper (2007)

A group of stoners at a rock festival is stalked by a serial killer wearing a Ronald Reagan mask in the unrated version of this outrageous horror comedy featuring a cast that includes Courteney Cox and David Arquette, who also co-wrote and… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: April 20, 2007
DVD Release Date: October 30, 2007
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

The rambling story attempts to turn the genre on its head, but it ends up giving in to every slasher cliché (Arquette himself plays a backwoods redneck). The acting ranges from abysmal to barely adequate.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

too many moments just didn't make sense or work in the slightest for somebody sober

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Jeremy Knox
Film Threat

The first thirty minutes are quite good and the ending works very well, but there's an entire middle section which is badly paced and packed with filler.

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Justin Chang

A mostly dull-blade exercise that offers little to think or scream about.

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Brian Holcomb

It's different, but is it any good? As another former President might say, "Depends on how you define 'good'."

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Johnny Butane
Dread Central

Horror fans with a sense of humor will really enjoy this slice of gory goodness.

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Anton Bitel

David Arquette's debut is a so-so slasher elevated by its unexpected (but eventually overworn) political mask.

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James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

A serial killer wearing a Ronald Reagan mask is killing off hippies at what must be the most under-attended music festival ever . . .

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Brian Orndorf

Much like David Arquette's acting career, the film is often unbearable and rarely shows competence, but still remains an antagonistic curiosity that can't be easily denied.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Cassandra Maples
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… More
Steve K
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… More
Dean King
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… More
Todd Smith
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… More
Curtis Lilly
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,… More
Brendan Nicholls
Silly slasher made on a shoe string, should of been much better