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Drive Thru (2007)

Horror gets Super Sized when Horny The Clown, the demonic mascot of "Hella-Burger," starts slashing Orange County teenagers with his meat cleaver from Hell.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leighton Meester ... Mackenzie Carpenter
Nicholas D'Agosto ... Fisher Kent
Melora Hardin ... Marcia Carpenter
Lola Glaudini ... Detective Brenda Chase
Larry Joe Campbell ... Detective Dwayne Crockers
Van De La Plante Van De La Plante ... Horny the Clown / Archie Benjamin
Penn Badgley ... Van
Sita Young Sita Young ... Val Espinoza
Rachael Bella ... Starfire
John Gilbert ... Jack Benjamin
Morgan Spurlock ... Robbie, The Hella-Burger Manager
Edward DeRuiter ... Brandon Meeks
Haven Lamoureux ... Tony
Paul Ganus ... Bill Carpenter
Robert Curtis Brown ... Bert McCandless
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In Blanca Carne, California, the seventeen year-old student Mackenzie Carpenter is celebrating her graduation in high-school with her boyfriend Fisher Kent and her classmates. Mackenzie receives messages about her close friends while they are murdered by Horny The Clown, the symbol of the Hella-Burger fasts food. On the eve of her eighteenth birthday and after the death of a couple of friends, Mackenzie realizes that all of them are connected to a dark event in the past of her mother Marcia Carpenter. Further, she will be in danger on the day of her birthday. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, drug use, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 2009 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Hellaburger See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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1.78 : 1
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When Horny kills the two stoners in the ball pit at Hella Burger, he makes references to Stephen King's horror film, The Shining (1980). See more »

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When the clown is pouring gasoline on the girl, the blonde girl blinks when she is supposed to be dead. See more »

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Mackenzie Carpenter: I don't recall inviting any Banana Republicans to my party.
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All Death Metal and Hip Hop Attack Themes
Written and performed by Ralph Rieckermann
Vocals by Craig Rose
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A failed attempt at an 80s slasher
3 June 2013 | by TdSmth5See all my reviews

Some kids go to a drive thru and get abuse and insults from the speaker. Once they venture inside they are killed by some guy in a punk clown suit. The burger joint is clown-themed for some reason.

Later we meet the lovely Mackenzie and her dumb friends as they play the Ouija board. And little by little friends and acquaintances of her start dying. The cops investigating are one tough chick of course and one fat dumb guy, of course. They don't know what's going on. Until Mackenzie's mom tells her of something she and her friend did to the son of the burger joint owner.

As much as I love 80s slashers, Drive Thru just doesn't cut it. It's gory, it has the lovely Leighton Meester and Melora Hardin, who are the only two who can act. The rest of the cast gives pretty embarrassing performances. But the direction and especially the editing are poor. Music also is a bit annoying, as much as I like metal. This type of story has been told many times so it's nothing particularly new and actually the explanation of everything comes a bit out of nowhere. The whole clown-motif is getting tired and pointless. Had the directors taken a serious approach instead of the goofy comedy approach and added some nudity, Drive Thru could have been a decent horror movie.


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