5.0/10
5,709
50 user 75 critic

The Tripper (2006)

Trailer
0:14 | Trailer
A Ronald Reagan-obsessed serial killer targets a bunch of hippies who are heading to a weekend-long concert.

Director:

David Arquette
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Mortuary I (1983)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Convinced that her father's death was not accidental, a beautiful girl decides to investigate to find out the truth, aided by her boyfriend. Her sleuthing draws her to a local mortuary, where many secrets will be revealed.

Director: Howard Avedis
Stars: Mary Beth McDonough, David Wysocki, Bill Paxton
Husk (2011)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A group of friends stranded near a desolate cornfield find shelter in an old farmhouse, though they soon discover the dwelling is the center of a supernatural ritual.

Director: Brett Simmons
Stars: Devon Graye, Wes Chatham, C.J. Thomason
Creepozoids (1987)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A group of survivors try to avoid the battles of World War III; when they try to escape to the quiet lands, they encounter something much more deadly.

Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: Linnea Quigley, Ken Abraham, Michael Aranda
X-Ray (1981)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

While receiving a routine check-up, a woman finds herself stranded on the hospital's eighth floor, while someone dressed as a doctor is intent on her never leaving, even if it means killing any staff member who comes into contact with her.

Director: Boaz Davidson
Stars: Barbi Benton, Charles Lucia, Jon Van Ness
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A troubled young man still mourning the childhood loss of his family now has to deal with his professor being turned into a monster.

Director: Jon Knautz
Stars: Robert Englund, Trevor Matthews, Daniel Kash
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

High school students throw a Halloween party in a mansion haunted by a young demon.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Stars: Cristi Harris, Darin Heames, Robert Jayne
Turbulence (1997)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

After a shootout on a flight transporting prisoners, a flight attendant must outwit a smooth-talking serial killer and land the plane herself.

Director: Robert Butler
Stars: Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly, Brendan Gleeson
Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A puppeteer's ability to bring inanimate objects to life attracts the attention of the Nazis during World War II.

Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: Guy Rolfe, Richard Lynch, Ian Abercrombie
Mutants (2009)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In the middle of a zombie apocalypse, a resourceful couple hides out in an isolated abandoned building. The woman is pregnant and the man is infected, slowly transforming into the kind of inhuman monster they are trying to escape.

Director: David Morlet
Stars: Hélène de Fougerolles, Francis Renaud, Dida Diafat
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

In a very old textile mill with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement.

Director: Ralph S. Singleton
Stars: David Andrews, Kelly Wolf, Stephen Macht
Santa's Slay (2005)
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Santa Claus is actually a demon who lost a bet with an Angel, so he becomes the giver of toys and happiness. But when the bet is off, he returns to his evil ways.

Director: David Steiman
Stars: Bill Goldberg, Douglas Smith, Emilie de Ravin
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ten teenagers party at an abandoned funeral parlor on Halloween night. When an evil force awakens, demonic spirits keep them from leaving and turn their gathering into a living Hell.

Director: Kevin Tenney
Stars: Cathy Podewell, Alvin Alexis, Hal Havins
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Arquette ... Muff
Richmond Arquette ... Cooper
Courteney Cox ... Dog Lover Hippie (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
China Crawford China Crawford ... Paramedic (as China Raven Crawford)
Paz de la Huerta ... Jade / Summer (as Paz De La Huerta)
Alan Draven ... Kid #1
Norwood Fisher ... Band (as John Norwood Fisher)
Ben Gardiner ... Wilson
Rocky George ... Band
Balthazar Getty ... Jimmy
DeAndre Gipson DeAndre Gipson ... Band
Redmond Gleeson Redmond Gleeson ... Dylan / Father
Richard Gross ... Cop
Lukas Haas ... Ivan
Josh Hammond Josh Hammond ... Tyler
Edit

Storyline

In the 80's, after seeing his father and lumberjack foreman being hit by a protestor against the deforesting and arrested by the police, the boy Gus kills the protestor with a chainsaw. In the present days, Samantha, who is traumatized after being abused by her former boyfriend Jimmy, travels with her pothead friends in a van to the American Free Love Festival, a rock-and-roll concert in the woods. Near the location, they are assaulted by three local hillbillies, but they succeed to arrive in the festival. Meanwhile, Mayor Hal Burton and Deputy Buzz Hall try to give a minimum of organization to the event. However, a deranged psychopath serial-killer wearing a mask of Ronald Reagan uses an ax to kill the pacific stoned hippies. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

On 4.20, Hippie Blood Will Trickle Down. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, drug content, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

President Evil See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,840, 22 April 2007

Gross USA:

$20,840

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,840
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When David Arquette did a panel for this film at the 2006 San Diego Comic-Con International, the footage he wanted to show was missing. He offered a reward of a car that was used in the movie for the return of the footage. See more »

Goofs

The US flag behind the stage is an old 48 star version. See more »

Quotes

Joey: Hey you toothless redneck pig fuckers! You want some trouble? Huh? Because my buddy here was just wondering.
[points to Ivan and cowers in the back]
See more »

Crazy Credits

No hippies or republicans were harmed in this film See more »

Connections

References A Concert for Hurricane Relief (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Midnight Creeper
Written by Jesse Hughes (as J. Everett Hughes)
Performed by Eagles of Death Metal
Fabulous Weapon Music (BMI) ©2004
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Bad Trip & Ax Reagan
17 April 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the 80's, after seeing his father and lumberjack foreman being hit by a protester against the deforesting and arrested by the police, the boy Gus kills the protester with a chainsaw. In the present days, Samantha (Jamie King), who is traumatized after being abused by her former boyfriend Jimmy (Balthazar Getty), travels with her pothead friends in a van to the American Free Love Festival, a rock-and-roll concert in the woods. Near the location, they are assaulted by three local hillbillies, but they succeed to arrive in the festival. Meanwhile, Mayor Hal Burton (Rick Overton) and Deputy Buzz Hall (Thomas Jane) try to give a minimum of organization to the event. However, a deranged psychopath serial-killer wearing a mask of Ronald Reagan uses an ax to kill the pacific stoned hippies.

The slasher "The Tripper" is a great disappointment. David Arquette certainly had the intention of making a cult-movie and was supported by a good cast (probably his friends) including a cameo appearance of his wife and a great cinematography and lightening, but unfortunately the story never works. Jason Mewes is comfortable performing his traditional role of pothead; the sexy Jaime King has a good performance in the role of Samantha but the good actor Thomas Jane is displaced in his silly role. Further, the political anti-war jokes and speeches of the Republicans and Ronald Reagan are boring. In a cheap manipulation, the Brazilian DVD highlights the name of Courtney Cox-Arquette in the movie, misleading her fans. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Perseguição Assassina" ("Assassin Pursue")


14 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 50 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed