BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Just be lucky I’m not showing you some of the other vids, including the guys drinking a bottle of A1 Steak Sauce, taking a shot out of a shoe, and drinking beer until one of them pees in their pants. I’m pretty sure all of these stunts would make for excellent DVD features. Next up is an “extreme tequila shot” and eating a pizza full of ghost peppers. Having had those in my mouth before, I am NOT jealous of them. But I totally want to see it happen.
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 haven’t seen in a while? More to the point, would you risk looking like Pat Healy’s character Craig in the new poster seen above for E.L. Katz’s directorial debut Cheap Thrills?
What would you do for a large sum of cash? Would you sexually assault a stripper? Punch a stranger? Break into someone's home? Cut off your own finger? These are the curious questions posed to a down-on-his-luck family man in the dark comedy thriller Cheap Thrills.
The rising indie force Drafthouse Films announced that they have partnered up with distribution company Cinedigm to bring their films to all manners of home entertainment, including DVD, Blu-ray, all forms of VOD and digital services, as well as broadcast television.
A comedy-thriller, Cheap Thrills is the directorial debut for Katz, though he has been the screenwriter for a handful of indie horrors such as Pop Skull and What Fun We Were Having. It was written by Trent Haaga and David Chirchirillo. The story is centered on a working-class family man who gets into a series of bets with a rich couple that ends up going way too far
While Snowfort Pictures is taking a risk with a first-time filmmaker here, they are giving him a solid foundation, pulling together a cast that includes Ethan Embry (Vacancy), David Koechner (Piranha 3DD), Amanda Fuller (Red White & Blue), and the stars of Ti West's The Innkeepers, Pat Healy and Sara Paxton.