Trippin’ is a horror/comedy hybrid much in vein of Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil, from writer/director Devi Snively and Camp Motion Pictures. Six friends take a road trip to a remote cabin in the woods, looking forward to a weekend of sex, drugs, and miscellaneous mayhem. One year later, the sole survivor of said trip, runs into Devi Snively in a bar, offering to sell the rights of the story for the price of being in the film and a case of beer.
Lately there has been an onslaught of well-done horror/comedy hybrids coming out of the woodwork. It seems as if my two favorite sub genres, are quickly becoming the flavor of the month, anthologies, and campy comedy horror films, seem to be making a huge comeback.
Fans of Kevin Smith style, natural sounding dialog, and stoner humor, are going to instantly fall in love with Trippin’, there is no doubt about the target audience of this flick. Best viewed in a room covered with a dense cloud of smoke, Trippin’ is a cleverly constructed dark comedy, that never lets up, constantly causing uncontrollable attacks of laughter. Blended perfectly with fair amounts of 80s style splatter gore, the film perfectly captures the best of both genres.
Each of the characters are highly believable, I spent a good hunk of the movie thinking to myself, hey, that guy reminds me of such and such from high school. As I said before, the dialog is also very authentic, if you grew up in this sort of circle of friends, you will frequently find yourself falling victim to a case of déjà vu. I am really looking forward to future films from Devi Snively; I have a feeling she is going to be a director to keep your eyes out for.
If you find yourself in a room full of friends, looking to share a night of campy horror laughs, toss in a copy of Trippin’ and prepare for a successful night of fun. I believe many fans of drug exploitation films, and low budget horror will find Trippin’ to be a nice little hidden gem. I had a lot of fun with this movie, and viewed it with a like-minded friend, ending in a lot of laughs and an overall good time.