It’s often said that everyone has a price, a willingness to cast off any personal inhibitions or moral concerns for the right amount of money. This maxim is especially evident for the the main character of E.L. Katz’s most recent film, Cheap Thrills. The gist of the film is as follows:
“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.”
You can see for yourself a small portion of what Craig and Vince are willing to do for a little extra cash in this clip from the film:
Even our very own Brian Salisbury is willing to toss his good sense to the wayside when money is involved. For example, here’s a video from last October, in which Steak Plissken himself insults the star of Cheap Thrills, Mr. Pat Healy, during a Fantastic Fest interview in exchange for some extra dough.
Cheap Thrills is available on VOD now and makes its way to theaters on March 21.
How much money would it take to get you to participate in the extreme activities portrayed in Cheap Thrills? How much would you pay Brian to insult another actor, say someone like Jason Momoa? Share your thoughts in the comment section!