Cheap Thrills: a movie that's like a twisted Alfred Hitchcock Presents epsiodes


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Starring Cory Doctorow?


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Seriously. EVERY time I see a still from this film I do a double-take.


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My advice is to SKIP THE TRAILER, as it spoils way too much. Just watch it. It's a great, fun ride.


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Sounds a lot like 13 Beloved, a Thai film. (There was supposed to be an American remake of that film out by now. Perhaps its absence is for the best.)


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Of course there is an Alfred Hitchcock TV episode with a somewhat related plot. Anyone remember the one with Steve McQueen and Peter Lorre? SPOILERS FOLLOW.

Lorre eventually convinces McQueen to bet a finger against Lorre's car that he can't get his lighter to work ten times in a row. The police interrupt the bet, which is just as well. McQueen's lighter eventually fails, and the car isn't even Lorre's--it belongs to the three-fingered woman.


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Say, that's based on a Roald Dahl short story.


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Oh yeah - and that leads to the only watchable segment from Four Rooms.


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