You Can See Cheap Thrills Earlier Than Expected Thanks To VOD
How far would you go to make some money from an eccentric rich guy? Would you attack your best friend? What about a friend that you havenít seen in a while? More to the point, would you risk looking like Pat Healyís character Craig in the new poster seen above for E.L. Katzís directorial debut Cheap Thrills? The widely talked about thriller not only revealed another character poster and a set of stills, but now youíll be able to see the film even sooner than originally planned! And no one is going to hit you for it!
Nothing is more colorful than blood pouring down teeth, and Drafthouse Films only gets involved with the most colorful flicks out there; theyíve announced an exclusive release this February 21 through the Movies on Demand service on Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Cox Communications and Bright House Networks. The previously announced March 21 release is still good for its limited theatrical run as well as the plethora of other VOD sites on the Internet. Cheap Thrills giving home audiences actual cheap thrills through pay TV? Iím interested. Letís ask Ethan Embryís character poster if itís interested.
I canít tell. The film follows Craig running into an old friend Vince (Embry) at a local dive, where heís drinking in depression after losing his job and being threatened with the eviction from his and his familyís home. David Koechner and Sara Paxton play an extremely wealthy and exhibitionist couple who donít mind throwing money at the two friends as they engage in an increasingly challenging game of dares. Of course, what starts out as funny and weird turns into something far more sinister and greed-driven. Iíd like to say I wouldnít partake in this kind of behavior, but if I picture my challenger as the head of a credit card company calling me about my debt, it gets a little easier.
Here are a few of the stills, the rest of which you can find over at ShockTillYouDrop. Iím guessing it doesnít take long for someone to put a knife to Koechnerís throat.
While Katzís involvement in the upcoming anthology The ABCs of Death 2 probably wonít get a wide theatrical release, hereís hoping this film does well enough on VOD to warrant a bigger project for the talented filmmaker. Check out the red band trailer below.
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