FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Feb 22, 2006

I don't know how to feel right now.

In my quest to be The Last Person on Earth to Find Out About Things, I came across a nugget of info on David Arquette's upcoming slasher film The Tripper at Bloody-Disgusting. For all of you too busy or too cool to click the link, the plot apparently goes something like this:
The film revolves around a group of friends who escape to a modern-day Woodstock concert for a weekend of debauchery, only to be stalked by a fanatical killer determined to finish what he started years earlier.
Sounds, dare I say...old school and not too bad.

David is directing the film and co-wrote the screenplay. Wife Courtney Cox-Arquette is co-producing. Names attached include Jamie King, Lukas Haas, Balthazar Getty, Jason Mewes, Thomas Jane, and...Paul Reubens. It's this last name that's got me excited, because Paul Reubens fucking rocks. There's pictures from the set at the link above, and they're worth checking out just for Reubens's deadly moustache-and-mini-fro combo. I'm hoping that's an uncredited-as-of-yet Steve Zahn in the photos as well, because that would firmly put me in Arquette's camp.

I'll bring more news of this movie as it comes, because frankly, I'm intrigued. I'm not a David Arquette fan, and I could do without Jason Mewes. I've got a bad feeling that he'll be playing a Dewey-esque retard slacker type, but I could be very wrong. There's a picture of a headless body at the link, and the plot sounds classic. All the names attached to The Tripper strike me as bizarre, for reasons I can't quite put my finger on...they're all disparate personalities, maybe. They should add Maya Angelou and Stephen Hawking to the list- somehow they'd fit in.

That's all from the news department here at It's New to ME! Tomorrow we'll be discussing the Macarena and Crystal Pepsi- try them together!

Does the future of horror lie with this man?


John Barleycorn said...

I absolutely hate David Arquette. In fact, the whole Arquette family can burn in hell. He and his dirty sister Patricia shared the No. 5 spot on my 10 Worst Living Actors list. I stand by that. If he's that inept on camera, Christ, imagine how pathetic he'll be behind it.

Stacie Ponder said...

Like I said, I'm no David Arquette fan, but the premise and the cast still pique my interest enough to check this out.

Patricia, on the other hand, may not be a good actress...but she'll always have a place in my heart after Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors!

John Barleycorn said...

Yes, she'll forever be in my heart for that Nightmare movie. And Larry Fishburn, too!

Anonymous said...

...I am willing to give Mr. Arquette a wait and see, you never know... "Scream" wasn't bad and He looks pretty frightening in the pic above dressed as a vampire cowboy on acid!

John Barleycorn said...

The thing is, David Arquette had nothing to do with Scream. He just acted as himself and became a national joke. But apparently, for some reason, test audiences loved him, because he was originally supposed to die at the end; goddamned half-blind America stopped that from happening. Oh, the anger! May his children be born legless!