Given that the slasher sub-genre is a fairly one-note affair, you'd have to come up with a pretty novel concept to unleash a fresh example these days. Despite a half-decent cast, a fairly solid body count and a colorful killer, Drive-Thru doesn't even come close to presenting anything worth sitting through. And when a guy who digs almost all of the Friday the 13th sequels knocks a slasher flick, you know you're dealing with a real turkey. Jam-packed with lame acting, stolen plot points and a real lack of energy, Drive-Thru is about as derivative as you can get ... which would be forgivable if only the thing had some FUN to offer. It doesn't.

First-time writer/directors Shane Kuhn and Brendan Cowles may or may not be horror movie fans. It's pretty tough to tell by what goes on in their debut flick. Either they're fans or they wrote the Drive-Thru screenplay immediately after sitting through a triple feature of Halloween, Scream and Killer Klowns from Outer Space -- but if the duo claims to be a pair of horror fanatics, then they owe their viewers a whole lot better than this. When the movie's not doling out a bunch of sloppy kills, it's wandering around aimlessly, tossing in a bunch of arbitrary characters and witless plot threads that go nowhere fast.
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