Synopsis: Craig (Pat Healy, Compliance), 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,Empire Records). The two friends are roped into a round of drinks by a charismatic, and obscenely wealthy, stranger (David Koechner, Anchorman 2) along with his mysterious wife (Sara Paxton, The Innkeepers). 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.
The Blu-ray release of Cheap Thrills is presented in 1080p with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround. Special features include:
Audio Commentary with Director E.L. Katz and Star Pat Healy
The Making of Cheap Thrills: This 45-minute documentary chronicles the tight 14-day shooting schedule with a fly-on-the-wall perspective of the pressures and rewards of making a first feature on such a short schedule.
Cheap Thrills at Fantastic Fest 2013