Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, has announced the theatrical release of the dark comic thriller CHEAP THRILLS in New York, Los Angeles, Austin, and additional topmarkets on Friday, March 21, 2014 with a platform release throughout Spring.
In addition, the distributor has given us the new poster (seen to the right) and a kick-ass new red-band trailer for the E.L. Katz-directed dark comedy, which can be seen below.
Starring Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton and David Koechner, CHEAP THRILLS goes like this:
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 Inkeepers). 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.