Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dollar Bin Horror Spotlight:Drive-Thru (2007)

By Eric Polk of The Audio Descent podcast-
From the files of Fearnet, I discover this neat little 2007 Brendan Cowles/Shane Kuhn-directed film featuring a killer by the name of Horny the Clown(seriously).

The film opens with a car full of friends led by Brandon Meeks (Edward DeRuiter) with his pal Tony and their girlfriends cruising and vandalizing the streets of Blanca Carne when the group decides to order food at a fast food restaurant called "Hella-Burger". However, while ordering they are repeatedly insulted via the intercom system. Furious, Tony breaks into the restaurant gun-loaded "to show clown boy what's up".While inside Tony continues his search for the employee, a concerned Brandon also enters the restaurant (leaving the females unattended in the car) and finds Tony dead with his head in the deep fryer, in a state shock Brandon is then attacked by a demonic version of Hella-Burger's mascot "Horny" the Clown" Brandon tries to bargain but to no avail as he is killed, Horny then makes his way outside and gruesomely kills the two girls in the car. Meanwhile, after a house party, local teenagers Mackenzie Carpenter and her boyfriend Fisher Kent play with a Ouija board, asking "What's going to happen to our pathetic little lives?". The board, obviously moving of its own volition, repeatedly spells out the message "N1KLPL8". The meaning of the message is unclear until the next day, when Mackenzie and Fisher find out that the murdered teenagers were riding in a car with the license plate number "N1KLPL8". The news bulletin also reveals that no bodies have yet been found.


The movie then goes down into the 'Killer gets revenge on those who sinned against him' territory,complete with taglines. The climax is somewhat reminescent of Happy Birthday to Me and leaves the door wide open for a sequel. This film is gory, funny, and continues in the fantastic tradition of 80s-style slasher films. If you  have Fearnet, I recommend a view. And remember, fast food kills!

8/10

4 comments:

iZombie said...

i think i saw this... i hate clowns which drew my to watch, i think...
maybe it was by possession.

Lissa Lycan said...

This is one of my favorite clown movies of all time. I love Horny! :D

Maynard Morrissey said...

absolutely terrific but sadly pretty underrated Clown-slasher, I love it!

jesewashere said...

One of the scarier clowns that I've seen in a movie in quite a while!