The Tripper

Saturday, May 9, 2009
On 4.20, Hippie Blood Will Trickle Down.
Move Over Jason, Look Out Freddie. HEEERE’S RONNIE!
Sex, Drugs, and Rock’N’Ronnie!

Courteney Cox as: Cynthia
Directed By: David Arquette
Genre: Horror
Runtime: 93 min

Release Date: 13 October 2006 (USA)
MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, drug content, language and some sexuality/nudity.

Filming Locations:
Big Basin Redwoods State Park – 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, California, USA
Santa Cruz, California, USA

Cast Highlights:
David Arquette
Richmond Arquette

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

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• It rained so much during filming of The Tripper that director David Arquette, at the wrap party, gave each cast and crew member a personalized poncho. In fact, one of the few days it DIDN’T rain was when they shot the rain scenes. They had to make rain for these scenes.

• David Arquette went on a nationwide tour of U.S. cities, with the help of, to promote the film.

• 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.

• David Arquette stated during his bus tour that he came up with the idea for the film during a Reggae party held outside, where he envisioned a murderer “coming out of the woods and slashing up all the hippies.” The idea eventually led to The Tripper.

• The film was originally going to be a part of After Dark Production’s “8 Films to Die For,” but Arquette wanted the film to be released in theaters and on April 20th (4/20), so they respectfully parted ways.

• Arquette has said that despite political elements, his intention was never to further an agenda but to just make a “fun” movie.

• David Arquette, the director, showed up for a screening of this film in a fake-blood-spattered suit.

• Its title in Germany is “President Evil”..

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