Honking your horn will only delay the movie...,
Drive-In-Freak | 01/23/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's it "bad"? You bet,It has to be doesn't it? It was mostly shot at a drive-in with a video camera with about the same budget as the price of a popcorn and a large Coke at the snack bar.A (well...let's just call him "slow" to keep from being too unkind about it) teenage boy has spent most of his life locked in his room by his ashamed mother with no contact with the outside world.All that he knows about people is from his mother and a house keeper who are quite cold and cruel to him.Outside the window of the room he is locked in he can see the screen of the local drive-in that runs nothing but Troma and horror films( Sounds like heaven on Earth.Anyone got the address? I'll be there as fast as I can!). One night he finally can't stand it anymore so he breaks free and kills everyone he sees buy.....well.....he...uh..kills them by what ever he can find.I can only guess because we don't get to see anything! Bummer. It works out like this: He swings the speaker around by the cord walks toward the next victim and...and...nothing.CUT.The filmmakers didn't have the budget for any gore.It looks like they where going to cut it in later and never did.Did the local butcher shop close or something? Oh well I guess ya just can't have it all.
All in all I liked it.But, if it wasn't for it being shot at a drive in with Troma films playing on the screen,and a nacho cheese version of the fast food fun game "bobing for french fries" it would be pointless.For big time drive-in fans only.
A TROMATIC EXPERIENCE
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 11/12/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"DRIVE IN has all the ingredients of your standard slasher flick:
*THE OLDEST LOOKING TEENAGERS IN RECENT CINEMA
*INCREDIBLY BAD ACTING
*STUPID KIDS DOING STUPID THINGS
*HORRENDOUS EDITING AND LIGHTING
*A KILLER WHO IS ABOUT AS FRIGHTENING AS BARNEY THE DINOSAUR
*AN OUT OF PLACE, IF FUN, MUSICAL SCORE
*CLIPS FROM FIVE TROMA STUDIO MOVIES WITH GORE, GORE AND MORE
*THE LESSON THAT HAVING SEX OR SMOKING POT WILL LEAD TO SLAUGHTER
The director obviously intended to give us a moral lesson in the effect of horror movies on the our psyches.
Well trust me folks. This movie should have no effect. It offers further ammunition to the fact that slasher movies may have seen their day. When's the last time you saw a really good and imaginative one???"
Could Have Been Better
Gunslinger | South Carolina,USA | 09/18/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Not bad for a B-movie. The idea of a disturbed kid locked up in his room all of his life with a drive in that plays nothing but hack em up movies all the time in perfect view from his window,and escaping to the drive in to perform the only thing he knows is a good idea for a horror flic.But i was dissapointed when i couldnt see most of the kills because the kept flashing over to the drive in screen as the kid (Billy) was going for his own kill.Whenever they did show him kill there was hardly any blood.I mean,come on.B-movies are supposed to have too much blood.Also gonna have to complain about the picture quality.Wasnt very good at all in some parts. I would rent before you buy it.This is a movie i watched 1 time and will probably never watch again.On a scale of 1 - 10, i will give it a 6"