[[caption-width-right:230:"We choose to live like free people."]]

-> ''sometimes it's nice just to destroy shit''

An independent film, directed by Creator/HarmonyKorine, tells the story of four people wearing elderly people latex masks. These people screw around the neighborhood and do exactly what you think and worse.

Overall very, very disgusting for all viewers who came out of the theatre traumatized by needless vandalism/destruction, casual murder, abuse (baby dolls, [[{{Foreshadowing}} but]]...), and [[spoiler:kidnapping]].

!!This film provides examples of:
* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Invoked - according to [[WordOfGod Korine himself]], the title dropped the pretenses of other avant-garde films in order to make it clear for those prone to walking out of film showings early.
* BizarreTasteInFood: Pancakes dribbled with dishwashing soap...
* CloudCuckoolander: All the humpers and the people they meet, yes including the little boy at the beginning.
* CreatorCameo: Harmony Korine is the man in the confederate shirt holding the camera.
* CreepyChild: Complete with rather menacing EvilLaugh.
** [[MadnessMantra "I TOLD YOU I'D KILL IT!!! I TOLD YOU I'D KEEL IT!!!]]
* CrowdChant: "Make it! Make it! Don't fake it!"
* DarkerAndEdgier: CERTAINLY more than Korine's last feature, the sincere, melancholy ''Film/MisterLonely'', but also more than the already dark & edgy ''Film/{{Gummo}}'' and ''Film/JulienDonkeyBoy''.
* DreadfulMusician: The OST is done by the cast themselves, and many of them are absolute hacks.
* DoingItForTheArt: As an "ode to vandalism."
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Just as ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane'' was about serpents on an aircraft, ''Trash Humpers'' is about, well...
* FanService: The topless women...
** FanDisservice: The incredibly disgusting scene where the humpers smack the asses of the prostitutes.
* TheHyena: Most of the characters, but especially the boy in the suit and the Humper played by Korine himself, both of whom's laughter [[EvilLaugh tends to stick in the memory]].
* HollywoodToneDeaf: While the woman humper isn't exactly a bad singer, she's not a good one either.
* ManChild: All the humpers
* NoodleIncident: The film cuts out at one point, and cuts back to a (badly degraded) recording of children's shoes in a massive puddle of blood--the next scene is of the Trash Humpers waking up hung over.
* SliceOfLife: Hilariously (after the shock value wears off), the viewers are taken to see the life of the humpers, ending with [[spoiler:a kidnapping of a baby]].
* [[SharpDressedMan Sharp Dressed Boy]]: Aforementioned CreepyChild.
* ShirtlessScene: Some shots were from the men the humpers meet, including the trumpeter and the acoustic guitarist.
* StylisticSuck: The film is very obviously shot on a VHS format, as evident by the interference and brief moment of '''AUTO TRACKING'''.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: There's only one female humper out of the four. Notably, she's played by Harmony Korine's wife.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: The admirer of the humpers, wearing a French maid outfit.
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Reoccurring
* WouldHurtAChild: Baby dolls, yet the dolls are horribly abused in the worst ways possible: asphyxiation (shoved and forcibly shake them), letting the dolls be rolled behind a bicycle, hammered to death, [[spoiler:and a real baby is kidnapped!]].