The Tripper

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"Move Over, Jason. Look Out, Freddie. HEEERE'S RONNIE!"
  • R
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.0  (6,323)

The Tripper is a 2006 horror-comedy film directed by David Arquette, who co-wrote the screenplay with Joe Harris. The film premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and stars Jaime King, Thomas Jane, and Lukas Haas. The plot of the movie revolves around a group of friends who decide to attend the annual American Free Love Festival to celebrate their love for music and drugs. However, their peaceful weekend of partying and camping turns into a nightmare when they are hunted down by a sadistic killer who wears a Ronald Reagan mask.

The killer, who goes by the nickname "Reagan," is on a mission to cleanse the festival of what he perceives as "un-American" behavior. He believes that the hippies who attend the festival are a danger to society and must be eliminated. As the group of friends try to escape the killer's grasp, they must also contend with their own drug-induced paranoia, which threatens to tear them apart from each other.

The Tripper is a genre-bending film that blends horror, comedy, and political satire. At its core, the film is a commentary on the conservative values of the Reagan-era and the hippie counterculture that opposed them. The film also explores the dangers of drug use and the effects of paranoia on the human mind. The movie effectively balances its gruesome horror elements with its zany humor, resulting in a unique and entertaining viewing experience.

The acting in The Tripper is solid, with Jaime King delivering a standout performance as the lead character, Samantha. King portrays Samantha as a strong-willed and resourceful woman who refuses to let the killer win. Thomas Jane and Lukas Haas also give strong performances as the two male leads, weaving humor and intensity into their roles.

The film's special effects are impressive, with the killer's Ronald Reagan mask being one of the most memorable and unsettling aspects of the movie. The gore effects are also well-executed, with plenty of blood and gore to satisfy horror fans.

Overall, The Tripper is a fun and entertaining horror-comedy that successfully blends political satire and gruesome horror into a satisfying viewing experience. Fans of both genres will appreciate the film's unique approach to storytelling and its effective use of humor and horror.

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    5.0  (6,323)