Directed by: E. L. Katz
Starring: Pat Healy (Craig), Ethan Embry (Vince), Sara Paxton (Violet), David Koechner (Colin), Amanda Fuller (Wife)
Country: USA; Effed Up American Cinema
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Genres: Psychological Thriller, Gruesome, Animals
Plot – Spoilers:
A writer who is now a married man and works as a mechanic is down on rent dues and also just got downsized at work. He’s at a bar ruminating on his lack of options when he meets a high-school buddy. The two hook up with a wealthy couple there who are celebrating the hot wife’s birthday. She’s an attraction, but what’s more attractive is that the couple are willing to splash around money on what seem like silly dares. The two friends agree to take the night further at the couple’s place, where the dares are amped up, but so is the money.
Massive Spoilers, perhaps:
Cheap Thrills is fairly riveting despite not getting too effed up and has a small tragic aside about why some guys remain losers because they lack the ruthlessness certain situations demand.