Pin It Share on Tumblr


SXSW 2013 Interview: Cheap Thrills’ Travis Stevens And E.L. Katz

Posted by Perri Nemiroff On March - 11 - 2013 0 Comment

Cheap Thrills PosterIt’s official; we have our first SXSW sale and it’s my favorite film of the festival thus far, E.L. Katz’s “Cheap Thrills.”

It features Pat Healy as Craig, a kind, honest man just trying to make a living to support his wife and baby. After waking up to an eviction notice and losing his job, Craig tries to drink away his problems at a local bar. That’s where he bumps into Vince (Ethan Embry), an old high school buddy. A few drinks later, the pair is summoned by Colin and Violet (David Koechner and Sara Paxton), a wealthy couple eager to share their $300 bottle of tequila. As if that offer isn’t generous enough, then Colin starts throwing down cash in exchange for completing dares. Desperate for money, Craig and Vince find themselves slapping asses and getting punched in the face, but that’s not entertaining enough for Colin and Violet. They want to find out what their new friends will do for the big money.

Shortly after hitting it big at their SXSW premiere, Katz and producer Travis Stevens sat down to run through how they made the twisted and disturbing yet highly entertaining magic happen. Ideal casting, traumatizing child actors, building suspense and more – check out all the details for yourself in the video interview below and keep an eye out for the film’s theatrical and VOD release via Drafthouse Films.

By Perri Nemiroff

Processing your request, Please wait....

Do you like this story?

Create an email alert for Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Shockya on Facebook


Latest Movie Reviews

Kate Plays Christine – Movie

Kate Plays Christine Reviewed by: Tami Smith, Film Reviewer for Shockya Grade: B+ Director: Robert Greene Written by: Robert ...


The Intervention Movie Review

THE INTERVENTION Samuel Goldwyn Films Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Showbiz Grade: B Director:  Clea DuVall Written by: Clea DuVall Cast: Clea ...

A Tale of Love And Darkness Movie Review

A Tale of Love And Darkness Mo

Title: A Tale of Love And Darkness Director: Natalie Portman Starring: Natalie Portman, Gilad Kahana, Amir Tessler, ...

Imperium Movie Review

Imperium Movie Review

Title: Imperium Director: Daniel Ragussis Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, Nestor Carbonell and Sam Trammell. ‘Imperium’ ...


Imperium Movie Review

IMPERIUM Lionsgate Premiere/Grindstone Entertainment Group Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: C Director:  Daniel Ragussis Written by: Daniel Ragussis from ...