After appearing in the "Scream" trilogy, David Arquette will try his hand at scaring folks with a horror film of his own.
The 35-year-old actor will premiere his directorial debut at the 6th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival on Friday, Oct. 13 with "The Tripper."
"'The Tripper' has been a passion project of mine over the last few years, and I feel extremely honored to have my film screen in competition at such an influential genre film festival as Screamfest," says Arquette, who co-wrote the film with Joe Harris. "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase my film for a horror savvy audience."
The bloody political satire centers on a group of friends who are hunted by a killer at a modern-day Woodstock concert. It appears this bloodthirsty fellow is finishing what he started years earlier.
The film stars Jamie King ("Sin City"), Paul Reubens ("Pee-Wee's Big Adventure), Jason Mewes ("Clerks II"), Thomas Jane ("The Punisher"), Lukas Haas ("Brick"), and Balthazar Getty ("Feast," "Brothers & Sisters"). Arquette and his wife Courteney Cox Arquette will make cameos.
Arquette's last appeared in "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3D," "Riding the Bullet," "Never Die Alone" and "Eight Legged Freaks." He next moves to the small screen with his ABC mid-season ssereis "In Case of Emergency." He and his wife are executive producing the FX show "Dirt," on which Cox Arquette will star.
Screamfest runs from Oct. 13 through the 22nd at the Mann Chinese Theater in Hollywood.