Monday, November 28, 2016

Day 28: Cheap Thrills

Not horror in the supernatural sense, this movie is like a Twilight Zone or Tales from the Crypt episode brought to life. Starring the cast of The Innkeepers as well as David "Whammy" Koechner and an unrecognizable Ethan Embry (gone from skinny skater boy to hulking monster of a man), this is a movie about how far you would go to win some money.

Craig (Pat Healy) is a family man who looses his job. Rather than go home, he goes drinking where he runs into his old friend Vince (Embry). The two are approached by a rich couple who challenge them to a series of increasingly dangerous dares for money. After dares involving punching bouncers and taking shots, things get darker when they go to the lavish home of the couple. Soon, crimes are being committed, body parts are being lost (and worst) and non-erotic sex is being had.

You'll squirm and be uncomfortable but that is kind of the point. Cheap Thrills is a nasty little slice of fun that goes to some somber places. I liked it but your mileage may vary.

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