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SXSW 2013 Interview: Cheap Thrills’ Pat Healy And Sara Paxton

Posted by Perri Nemiroff On March - 15 - 2013 0 Comment

Cheap Thrills PosterFrom a pair of plucky hotel employees-turned-paranormal investigators to two people in the middle of a bloody, warped game of dare challenges, Pat Healy and Sara Paxton make the ultimate shift, taking their big screen chemistry from “The Innkeepers” to their latest collaboration, “Cheap Thrills.”

Healy steps in as Craig, a loving father and husband who’s just trying to earn a living. He hits an all-time low after waking up to an eviction notice and losing his job all in the same day. While cooling off with a drink at a local bar, Craig bumps into an old high school buddy, Vince (Ethan Embry), and the pair catches the attention of Colin and Violet (David Koechner and Sara Paxton), a couple enjoying the night out in celebration of Violet’s birthday. After offering Craig and Vince a taste of their $300 bottle of tequila, the game begins and the guys find themselves slapping asses and taking punches to the face in exchange for hundred dollar bills. Their somewhat innocent fun intensifies when Colin insists they take the party back to their place where he and Violet are thrilled to see how far their new friends will go for the big money.

Really, picture Healy and Paxton in “The Innkeepers,” think of the exact opposite and that’s the duo in “Cheap Thrills.” However, in real life, the duo is as buddy-buddy as their “Innkeepers” characters and that turns out to make for a particularly charming paired interview – although one filled with quite a few expletives and a lengthy discussion about balls. Check out the full chat for yourself below and keep an eye out for a “Cheap Thrills” theatrical and VOD release via Drafthouse Films.

WARNING: This interview is NSFW and contains plot spoilers.

By Perri Nemiroff

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