It’s early days, but Cheap Thrills could well turn out to be 2014’s blackest black-comedy. The directorial debut of E.L. Katz stars David Koechner (Anchorman) and Sara Paxton (The Innkeepers) as a pair of well-heeled L.A.-dwellers who goad two desperate-for-cash characters – played by Pat Healy and Ethan Embry – to commit increasingly unwise and/or illegal acts for growing sums of cash. We hesitate to say more, but the film’s new poster, which you can see exclusively above, gives some idea of the macabre mayhem which results.
Cheap Thrills played at this year’s SXSW and was subsequently acquired by Drafthouse Films, in partnership with Snoot Entertainment. The film will be released on March 21 of next year. You can check out the film’s new trailer below.