The independent thriller Cheap Thrills, starring Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton and David Koechner has been making the rounds for a while and gaining positive notices as it screens on the indie circuit. Now, in preparation for the recently announced VOD premiere of the film on February 21, Drafthouse Films has released a “comic-inspired poster” created by artist Johnny Ryan.
The official synopsis and trailer for the film are below. Per the Cheap Thrills press release, the film “is available on VOD on Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Cox Communications and Bright House Networks on February 21. It will also be in select theaters and digital VOD platforms on March 21.”
From the press release, the synopsis: Cheap Thrills follows 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.