The Tripper (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The Tripper (2007)




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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 directed. Jaime King, Thomas Jane, Jason Mewes, Balthazar Getty.


Jaime King
as Samantha
Thomas Jane
as Buzz Hall
Paul Reubens
as Frank Baker
Richmond Arquette
as Dep. Cooper
Noah Maschan
as Young Gus
Rick Overton
as Mayor Hal Burton
Michael X. Sommers
as Trooper Neatnick
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Critic Reviews for The Tripper

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (2)

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.

April 20, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4

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

April 20, 2007
Top Critic

Reminiscent of the 80's horror flicks with a sharper edge, but a genre unto itself, The Tripper is a trip and a half.

November 8, 2019 | Full Review…

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

May 27, 2017 | Full Review…

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

August 17, 2008 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

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

May 2, 2008 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for The Tripper

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.

Cassandra Maples
Cassandra Maples

Super Reviewer

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.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer


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.

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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