The Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal has officially closed out its 17th year and the award breakdown is in. E.L. Katz’s Cheap Thrills took top honors (deservedly so) and it appears Don Mancini’s Curse of Chucky is an audience fave! Head inside for more…
Head inside for a new trailer for the thriller Cheap Thrills, a preview that comes courtesy of the New Zealand Herald.
The film, directed by E.L. Katz, which currently has a presence at Fantasia and goes like this: Recently fired and facing eviction, the married father of a newborn has his life turned upside down when he meets a wealthy couple who offer a path to financial security…but at a price.
Drafthouse picked it up for distribution; Pat Healy and Ethan Embry star.
There’s a poster design that’s extremely popular right now. Designers love to get a photo of an actor, place them against a single color background, give it a glow, slap a title on the image and then – boom – you’ve got poster art. Comedies love this style (see: 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Identity Thief, et al.)
The festival poster for Cheap Thrills has adopted this style but placed its own gleefully morbid spin on it. Instead of a grinning or goofy face, we’ve got star Pat Healy bloody and crying in pain. It certainly pops out at ya. I wonder if this is the first in a series… Check it out inside!
The film, directed by E.L. Katz, debuts at SXSW and goes like this: Recently fired and facing eviction, the married father of a newborn has his life turned upside down when he meets a wealthy couple who offer a path to financial security…but at a price.
Writer E.L. Katz makes his directorial debut with Cheap Thrills, a thriller that finds Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton, David Koechner and Amanda Fuller up to no good. The film is debuting at SXSW and a trailer for the film has hit EW. Sadly, there is no embed code, so you’ll have to head to this spot to check it out.
E.L. Katz is currently shooting a new thriller called Cheap Thrills and he’s brought along Pat Healy and Sara Paxton for the ride. The two actors previously appeared on screen together in Ti West’s The Innkeepers.
They’ll be joined by David Koeachner, Ethan Embry and Amanda Fuller, says THR.
According to the site, Cheap Thrills tells the story of a new father facing eviction whose life is turned upside down when he meets a wealthy couple who offer a path to a better life…but at a price.