Fantastic Fest Presents

Drafthouse Films: CHEAP THRILLS Sneak Preview

Director E.L. Katz
Year 2013
Starring Pat Healy, David Koechner, Sara Paxton
Run Time 85min
Age Policy

18 and up. No one under 18 admitted.

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Join us for this special sneak preview ahead of its 3/21 release with actress Sara Paxton in attendance!

The directorial debut from E.L. Katz stars Pat Healy (COMPLIANCE) as a recently fired father facing eviction who agrees to take on an escalating series of insane challenges in exchange for cash payments from a rich couple with a twisted sense of humor. 

The film debuted as part of SXSW’s Midnight section where it received praise from critics and thrilled audiences with its unique blend of social morality play, visceral brutality and razor sharp wit.

“Class warfare comes perversely home in CHEAP THRILLS,” says Peter Martin of Twitch Film adding that it is “a fiendish, fierce, and funny morality tale about the true value of money.”

James Rocchi at MSN Movies wrote that the film is “cynical, amoral, tense and superbly shot and performed.”

The film also stars David Koechner (ANCHORMAN 2), Sara Paxton (THE INNKEEPERS), Ethan Embry (EMPIRE RECORDS) and was penned by Trent Haaga (DEADGIRL) and David Chirchirillo.

"Nasty fun on the surface, but a smart little morality play on the whole" -FEARNET

"it's a dynamite example of cinematic shock value ... the beauty of Cheap Thrills lies in its unpredictability and narrative fearlessness." - Complex

"Anchored by a darkly funny script and a strong performance by Pat Healy, Cheap Thrills is a violent thriller with something more on its mind than gore" -FilmBook

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