Drafthouse Films’ Cheap Thrills is already on DVD and Blu-ray here in the States, but the UK is about to get a heavy dose of violence in theaters this Friday.
Setting up for the release, Total Film just tweeted the following promo item sent to their offices, the leg of a dog made out of cake. Personally, I’d eat the cake and then ask questions later, but those who have seen the film know this is a truly hysterical part of the E.L. Katz-directed thriller.
“Cheap Thrills follows Craig (Pat Healy), 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.“
— Total Film (@totalfilm) June 4, 2014