Trippin' (2011)

Trippin’ (2011)
Director: Devi Snively
Where to get it: Camp Motion Pictures

Told from the perspective of the sole survivor, six friends road trip to a remote cabin in the woods with deadly results.  A year later, the survivor meets director Devi Snively in a bar and offers the rights to his story for a case of beer and a role in the film. Trippin’ is that film.  So prepare yourself for a little sex, a little gore, some good and bad times with some good and bad buds.  Think a bloodier The Big Chill for a Kevin Smith generation…with a puppet!

This was my first time seeing a film by, Devi Snively. But now having watched, Trippin’, and having seen the shorts that come on disc 2 of this two disc set, I can see she seems to have a lot to say. And the best part about that is the fact that it is rather entertaining. Give the stoner subject matter of this film, one might be ready to simply write a film like this off. But rest a sure, it’s funny, interesting, and is VERY well written. The last thing there is something I can’t stress enough, or go into detail enough to back it up without giving away too many spoilers. Let’s just say, everything here is well crafted. So don’t let the lower budget and the drugged up characters in the film fool you, this movie is placed together in a fashion that comes together and fits like a puzzle, a very well orchestrated puzzle.

While very light hearted and also very chatty, Trippin’ does take it’s time on building up some tension. But when it finally does stop all the talk (which isn’t boring in it’s own right for the most part), things start cooking and they cook very well. To spite the character flaws our characters have, you won’t dislike them. And it also helps that they are very interesting and not at all boring. This helps you make it through the sections of the film were nothing of real note takes place. Or at least nothing that the more action driven horror fan will be wanting to speed passed. With that being said, it’s possible this might be a film for more patient viewers. Even with it being as well put together and written as it is, I still fear their are a large group of fans that might simply not “get it”. But for those that do, I believe they will like it a lot. It’s even entertaining as the credits roll. Can’t diss something that even pulls that off.

(7/10)