A darkly comic thriller, CHEAP THRILLS follows the one-night descent of two friends participating in a series of escalating paid dares to entertain a wealthy couple with a twisted sense of humor. After down-and-out family man Craig (Pat Healy, Compliance) simultaneously loses his job and is served an eviction notice, he runs into his long-lost deadbeat pal Vince (Ethan Embry, Empire Records) at a local dive bar. As the two drink their troubles away, they are lured by a couple celebrating a birthday (Anchorman’s David Koechner and The Innkeeper’s Sara Paxton), who shell out obscene wads of cash to Craig and Vince in exchange for taking on harmless bets. The party continues to a strip club and eventually to the couple’s home, where the cash payoffs increase wildly as the challenges become more outrageious, hilarious, illegal and even downright inhuman. Drugs and laughter give way to sex, firearms, felonies and self-destruction. By sunrise, Craig and Vince will learn exactly how far they’re willing to go for both big money and cheap thrills.
Audio Commentary with Director E.L. Katz and Star Pat Healy; 45-Min Making-Of Documentary; Cheap Thrills At Fantastic Fest 2013; Trailer's; 16-Page Booklet; Digital Download