I don't know why I haven't posted about this one before, I've been readin' about it for quite some time, but now that I've seen the trailer I HAVE to post about it.
E.L. Katz (writer: Popskull, Autopsy), is making his directorial debut with the Mumblegore crew and it looks AMAZING. Cheap Thrills, the dark-comedy thriller, stars Pat Healy (The Innkeepers), Sara Paxton (Last House on the Left, The Innkeepers), David Koechner (Anchorman) and Ethan Embry (That Thing You Do!, Vacancy) and is being released by Drafthouse Films. I love you, Alamo Drafthouse.
Craig (Pat Healy) is a struggling family man who loses his low-wage job and is threatened with eviction. In an effort to delay facing the music at home, he heads to a local bar and encounters an old friend (Ethan Embry). The two friends are roped into a round of drinks by a charismatic and obscenely wealthy stranger (David Koechner) along with his mysterious wife (Sara Paxton). The couple engages the two friends in a series of innocent dares in exchange for money over the course of the evening, with each challenge upping the ante in both reward and boundaries. It seems like easy and much needed money, but the couple’s twisted sense of humor pushes just how far Craig and his friend are willing to go for money and cheap thrills.“
It appears to have all the charm, charisma and confidence that I love about a mumblegore flick, and the trailer proudly boasts the You're Next banner in it's opening sequence. I am excited to see EL Katz make his directorial debut, he's a great writer, and if this trailer is any indication, he will make a great director as well. Check out the trailer below and catch in select theaters March 21st!