Review: Cheap Thrills
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“A thrill ride unlike anything you’ve ever seen before!”
Cheap Thrills is amazing. There is no other word for it. I saw a preview of it last year, expecting it to sadly never get a proper release due to quite how intense it is. However, here we are, almost a year later, and E.L. Katz’s masterpiece is finally seeing the light of day, on iTunes and in selected cinemas. I’m not even going to write a tiny synopsis of the film, as it really is something you have to see for yourself. It comes out in the UK this Friday, and I urge you not to read anything about it, nor should you watch any trailers. All I will tell you, however, is that Cheap Thrills is an 87 minute thrill ride unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
The performances are all excellent, only enhanced by the direction, so perfect that you feel every single twist and turn like a slap in the face. It’s dark and funny and gritty and gory and upsetting. But it’s a thriller that even Hitchcock would be proud of. And it’s a rare treat.
By Preston Nyman
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