E.L. Katz‘s Cheap Thrills (2013) releases on Blu-ray/DVD this May 27, 2014. The horror film is currently available on VOD and in limited theaters. Bonus features include commentary with E.L. Katz and actor Pat Healy along with a 45-minute making of the film documentary among other bonuses. Pat Healy, Ethan Embry and Sara Paxton star in Cheap Thrills.
AUSTIN, TX - May 8, 2014 - Drafthouse Films announces the Blu-ray and DVD release of the "mind-blowing" (Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times) thriller Cheap Thrills on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Cheap Thrills wowed audiences and critics alike during its theatrical & VOD release with a crazy cocktail of violence, laughs and sheer audaciousness. The Blu-ray/DVD will feature a documentary on the making of the film and commentary with director E.L. Katz and star Pat Healy. Cheap Thrills will be distributed on home video by Drafthouse Films, at an SRP of $24.95 for Blu-ray and $19.95 for DVD. It will be available for purchase at retail locations nationwide, including Redbox and Walmart.
The 45-minute documentary chronicles the insanely tight 14-day shooting schedule for the "black comic masterpiece" (Drew McWeeny, HitFix) with a fly-on-the-wall perspective of the pressures and rewards of making a first feature on an impossibly short schedule.
- Audio Commentary with Director E.L. Katz and Star Pat Healy
- 45-Min Making-Of Documentary
- Cheap Thrills at Fantastic Fest 2013
- 16-Page Booklet
- Digital Download
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.
Cheap Thrills (2013)
Synopsis: A scheming couple put a struggling family man and his old friend through a series of increasingly twisted dares over the course of an evening at a local bar.
Directors: E.L. Katz
Genres: Thriller, Drama, Comedy, Crime
Writers: David Chirchirillo, Trent Haaga
Producers: Gabriel Cowan, Curtis Raines, Jonathan Schurgin, Travis Stevens, John Suits, Jon D. Wagner, Gena Wilbur
Musicians: Mads Heldtberg
Editors: Brody Gusar
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