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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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

At Hella Burger, It Won't Be The Food That Kills You... But You'll Wish It Did. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

There is a clear Halloween (1978) reference when Fisher comes into the room. There is a strange point of view shot (like the intro of said movie) and he is then seen in blue coveralls similar to those worn by Michael Myers. See more »

Goofs

Side window glass on a Cadillac Escalade is tempered glass and would break up into small pieces, not stay together in large shards. See more »

Quotes

Chuck Taylor: Don't hurt me, man.
Horny the Clown: Hurt you? I'm not gonna hurt you. I'm just gonna bash your brains in. I'm gonna bash 'em right the fuck in!
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Crazy Credits

There is no opening logo at the beginning of the film. See more »

Connections

References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Deadzone Warrior
Music and Lyrics by Dave Derrilykt ASCAP
Performed by Dave Derrilykt
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56/100
10 February 2008 | by tropicalwindxstSee all my reviews

Drive Thru was one of those movies I was expecting to turn off in the first five minutes. I was previewing movies on Ondemand's Fearnet, and something about there being a Horny the Clown grabbed my attention. The acting is at college level. The effects are at college level. The cinematography is at college level. However, the film kept my attention the whole way through. It was fast paced, cheesy, and full of enough humor to keep me thoroughly entertained.

One of the best things about this movie is the seamlessly endless amount of minor characters that serve no purpose but to be deep fried and macheted by Horny the Clown. These actors know they are in a stupid horror movie, and do their best to provide over the top performances until their ultimate demise. The main characters are pretty average. The "virgin" chick is a feisty liberal stoner who provides a unique twist for a horror movie heroine. The boyfriend is oddly intriguing, although a bit dull. Detective Crackers is annoying as hell, but that's how his character is supposed to be. I could do without the stone cold detective, she seems a little far fetched and unnecessary. The mom, who looks only a few years older than the daughter, is by the far the worst actress. She really drags the movie down in her scenes, but once again, this movie isn't about quality acting. The real character, Horny the Clown, is fantastic. He is funny, fast, and deadly. I enjoyed every moment he was on screen. His antics remind me of Freddy Krueger, but in an updated OC kinda way.

The deaths are pretty awesome, too. For having real shoddy effects, the deaths are varied and funny. My personal favorite is the microwave. It looked like something out of Saw.

This isn't the next Scream, but it's a fun flick for a Friday night with a couple of friends and a lot of beer.

Characters - 20/30 Story - 13/30 Atmosphere- 3/15 Effectiveness - 13/15 Excitement - 7/10

Total - 56/100


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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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