The Tripper (2006)
The death of Wes Craven has, unsurprisingly, seen fans and former collaborators coming out with glowing tributes to the creator of Last House On The Left, The Hills Have Eyes and A Nightmare On Elm Street. One recurring point has been to praise how Craven loved being perceived as a “Master of Horror”.
With the exception of 1999’s Music Of The Heart, Craven continued working almost entirely within the genre where he made his name; content for four decades in being known simply for scaring people silly.
Craven enjoyed his reputation as a purveyor of the dark and disturbing and, equally, enjoyed sending it up. The result of this was a side career that involved knowing cameos both in his own films and those of others – jokey fan pleasing appearances that will help ensure he remains a recognisable horror icon as much as those he created.
In memory of
The small sleepy town of Cryer, Wisconsin is ready for Christmas. Their annual Santa Claus Contest draws Santas from all over the country. But this year a Santa comes to town to punish those that have been naughty. The town’s Sheriff (Malcolm McDowell) and Deputy (Jamie King) are trying to close in on the killer. Could it be the cranky out of town Claus (Donal Logue)? And what about the out of work lumberjack (Mike O’Brien)? But in a
Six friends are headed to the Free Love Festival nestled deep in the Red Wood forest. Samantha (Jamie King) is hoping to have a good time and put her psycho right wing ex-boyfriend, and bad acid trip behind her. Samantha is excited to spend the time Not everyone is thrilled about the annual freak show. While the Mayor (Rick Overton) is eager for the revenue to fill the town coffers, Sheriff Buzz Hall (Thomas Jane) smells a rat. And they don’t
Screamfest is the largest and longest running horror film festival in the United States. It has been celebrating the genre for over a decade, and the festival has grown significantly since its 2001 debut. Executives from major film companies and distributors in Los Angeles regularly attend the festival looking for acquisitions.
“Screamfest draws the best and the brightest in the ever-growing horror genre market,” says Rachel Belofsky, Founder, Screamfest. “We’re so excited to screen this year’s submissions and are looking forward to discovering the next big hit in horror.”
The festival’s biggest success story is the discovery of Paranormal Activity. It premiered at Screamfest, was subsequently acquired by Paramount, and has since gone on to five sequels.
Following on from his original horror flick The Aggression Scale, which was undoubtedly a hit with a lot of horror fans, director Steven C. Miller tackled a quasi-remake of the controversial 1984 killer-Claus film Silent Night, Deadly Night. Why quasi-remake? Well Silent Night takes the basic theme of that film (and by extension that of the classic Tales From the Crypt story “And All Through the House”), along with one or two of it’s most famous set-pieces and crafts an all-new tale of a killer Santa Claus picking off citizens of a small American town on Christmas Eve – and that’s the plot in a nutshell. No more, no less.
Unlikely to inspire the same controversy as the original film, Silent Night is more of a self-aware parody of the
Mewes started by giving us a brief overview on the film. "It's about a dude who was misunderstood because he's not the smartest guy around and he sort of just loses his cool," Mewes said. "Also he loses his best friend. I won't give that away right now, but he loses his best friend, his only friend, and he loses it upon losing his friend and being mistreated and goes on a sort of killing spree. I know that doesn't make it unique, but…I never want to give away too much…when he's going around killing,
Stars: Jaime King, Malcolm McDowell, Brendan Fehr, Donal Logue, Ellen Wong | Written by Jayson Rothwell | Directed by Steven C. Miller
Following on from his original horror flick The Aggression Scale, which was undoubtedly a hit with a lot of horror fans, director Steven C. Miller tackles a quasi-remake of the controversial 1984 killer-Claus film Silent Night, Deadly Night. Why quasi-remake? Well Silent Night takes the basic theme of that film (and by extension that of the classic Tales From the Crypt story “And All Through the House”), along with one or two of it’s most famous set-pieces and crafts an all-new tale of a killer Santa Claus picking off citizens of a small American town on Christmas Eve – and that’s the plot in a nutshell. No more, no less.
Unlikely to inspire the same controversy as the original film, Silent Night is more of a self-aware parody
[This week’s "Retro Active" pick is inspired by the history-rewriting presidential actioner Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.]
Political satire is nothing new to the horror genre, and on more than a few occasions—for example, William Lustig and Larry Cohen's Uncle Sam, or Joe Dante's Masters of Horror episode "Homecoming"—it's managed to find a suitable equilibrium with nasty carnage. Such a balance, alas, is nowhere to be found in The Tripper, the feature directorial debut of actor David Arquette, about a bunch of twentysomething friends who find themselves coping with all manner of clichéd slasher-madness circumstances, none more deadly than being pursued by an axe-wielding maniac in a Ronald Reagan mask. If you’re immediately wondering whether the Gipper—who's stalking victims at a drugged-out hippie-dippie Free Love music festival at Redwoods National Forest—eventually finds a way to carve "Just Say No" into his victims’ bodies, you're already one step ahead of this leaden effort. Arquette and co-screenwriter Joe Harris
“We shot it in seventeen days,” Miller, whose feature The Aggression Scale released earlier this week to video via Anchor Bay, told us of Silent Night, which stars veteran actor Malcolm McDowell, Jaime King (Sin City), Jamie Kennedy (Scream), Brendan Fehr (Final Destination), Lisa Marie (Sleepy Hollow), Donal Logue (Shark Night 3D) and Ellen Wong and serves as a loose remake of Charles E. Sellier, Jr.’s controversial 1984 slasher film Silent Night, Deadly Night. The originator revolved around an unhinged teenager who embarks on an axe murder spree while dressed as Saint Nick.
“We didn’t get to shoot full
I recently caught up with the garrulous Ms. Snively for a wide-ranging discussion that covered everything from storytelling and Spider-Man to Oklahoma and the exact location of madness.
Congratulations on the Trippin' DVD! You and Team Deviant have been making movies for more than a decade, but this is your first major release. Is it a validating experience?
Actually, several of our shorts have been released over
What fewer will know is that he has a not inconsiderable series of directorial credits to his name and is now about to film his first ever 3D feature film, titled Glutton.
Arquette’s previous directorial credits include several episodes of CSI Miami and Medium, as well as a co-written sole feature film called The Tripper; a slightly trashy horror oddity in which a
The troubled star has put his health before his career in recent months, following his separation from wife Courteney Cox last year, and checked into rehab in January to conquer an alcohol addiction.
His personal problems forced him to quit as creative director of Hollywood vaudeville show Beacher's Madhouse earlier this year, but Arquette is now ready to return to the spotlight.
And, after he completed promotional commitments for the fourth Scream movie, in which he stars, he'll step behind the camera to direct psychological thriller Glutton.
Producer Stan Spry says, "David is the perfect person to direct Glutton. He brings invaluable assets to the project, including his visual style, creative flair and ability to relate to the cast."
Arquette, who previously directed horror film The Tripper and various TV shows, will also executive produce the project through his company Coquette Productions, reports trade paper Daily Variety.
Work on Glutton is expected to begin in Canada in July.
Veriety is reporting that Arquette will get behind the camera again for the upcoming 3D horror flick, Glutton. No plot crunch is available as of yet, but Kenny Yakkel (Dead Air) wrote the script, which is described as being in the vein of Misery. Stan Spry and Cameron Larson are producing along with R. Scott Reid, Steve Ecclesine and Lawreen Yakkel, while Arquette will exec produce through his Coquette Prods. banner.
Glutton is scheduled to begin production in Canada this July. We'll bring you more as we have it.
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Kenny Yakkel, who was responsible for Dead Air and 51, penned the script.
While plot details are thin on the ground, production on Glutton 3D is expected to commence in July.
Arquette will next been seen in the horror-slasher sequel Scream 4, which opens in the UK on April 15.
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