8 user

Cheap (2005)

| Crime, Drama, Horror
4:38 | Trailer
An explicit thriller detailing the feasibility of producing and distributing snuff films, which are still only considered to be an urban legend. Driven mad by his failure to sell a ... See full summary »


Brad Jones


Brad Jones



Learn more

More Like This 

Midnight Heat (2007)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A story of cops, hookers, killers, and pimps; all centered around one sleazy night in the late 1980s. A cocaine addicted homicide detective is brought out of suspension in order to trail a ... See full summary »

Director: Brad Jones
Stars: Jake Norvell, Bianca Queen, Brad Jones
Freak Out (2003)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In 1973, teenager Wayne gathers his two friends, a female runaway named Rhonda and disco club-hopper Tim, for a drug party located in the suburban home of quiet recluse Dean. But unknown to... See full summary »

Director: Brad Jones
Stars: Nick Foster, Sarah Ogg, Brad Jones
Game Boys (2008)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Scott and Ray are two old school video game geeks who spend the majority of their days playing Nintendo and reminiscing about the '80s, but when Scott is dumped by his girlfriend, the two ... See full summary »

Director: Brad Jones
Stars: Brad Jones, Alex Shryock, Bianca Queen
Paranoia I (Video 2011)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A serial killer is terrorizing a small town. Mark Bishop has just killed an intruder who attacked him in his home. He's not sure if he killed the real serial killer, but knows he doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Mitchelle
Stars: Brad Jones, Brian Irving, Jillian Zurawski
Jesus, Bro! (2017)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An angry internet atheist has a near death experience and must deliver the news of Jesus Christ to his devout internet followers.

Director: Ryan Mitchelle
Stars: David Gobble, Fard Muhammad, Allison Pregler
Disco (2017)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Three estranged sisters go out to a local discotheque as a way to rebond after years of separation.

Director: Brad Jones
Stars: Sarah Gobble, Bianca Queen, Laura Luke
The Cinema Snob Movie (Video 2012)
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

When an exploitation filmmaker goes undercover as a pretentious film snob to obtain proper filming permits, he is thrust into a strange mystery surrounding the very secretive film commission.

Director: Ryan Mitchelle
Stars: Brad Jones, Jake Norvell, Jillian Zurawski
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An out of work surgeon creates a powerful prosthetic heart (made of solid gold) which he transplants into the body of a beautiful prostitute he accidentally runs over with his car. The two ... See full summary »

Director: Brad Jones
Stars: Sarah Gobble, Brian Lewis, Brad Jones
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

After being released from prison, a young gangster with a chip on his shoulder decides to punish society by making snuff films.

Director: Roger Watkins
Stars: Roger Watkins, Ken Fisher, Bill Schlageter
The Cinema Snob (TV Series 2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A high-brow art critic takes a look at films below mainstream. He looks at lesser known titles in the categories of pornography, exploitation, low budget independent, and overly violent. If... See full summary »

Stars: Brad Jones, Lloyd, Jerrid Foiles
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

An anthology homage to 80s shot on VHS films, with stories about a killer wheelchair, murderous squirrels, and a high strung movie director.

Director: Brad Jones
Stars: Brad Jones, Noah Antwiler, Phelan Porteous
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After discovering that her husband has cheated on her, the vengeful Melanie documents her exploits to gruesomely turn her husband, Jason, into a woman through means of such tools as power drills and tongs.

Director: Brad Jones
Stars: Jessica Stone, Nick Foster, David Gobble


Cast overview:
David Gobble David Gobble ... Max Force
Brad Jones Brad Jones ... Jack Stone
Carrie Jo Stucki Carrie Jo Stucki ... Patty
Jessica Stone Jessica Stone ... Anita
Nick Foster Nick Foster ... Manny
Ryan Mitchelle Ryan Mitchelle ... Derek Diamond
April Cowgur April Cowgur ... Tracy (as April Manero)
Tori Zimmerli Tori Zimmerli ... Tina
Buford Stowers Buford Stowers ... Karl Kox
Bianca Queen Bianca Queen ... Natalie Nichols (as MirandaX)
Jake Norvell Jake Norvell ... Homeless Man
Dona Foster Dona Foster ... Anita's Mom
Disco Andy Disco Andy ... Himself (scenes deleted) (as TNT Andy)


An explicit thriller detailing the feasibility of producing and distributing snuff films, which are still only considered to be an urban legend. Driven mad by his failure to sell a profitable film to the porn industry, a director decides to create authentic snuff films with the assistance of two teenage runaways and a perverted cameraman. When the films bring in a profit through an amateur internet production company, they begin to see the film industry for what it really is: a world of backstabbing and double crosses. The group of twisted filmmakers then extract their own form of graphic revenge on the very people who made them successful. Written by anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »


Official Sites:

Official site






Box Office


$10,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Brad Jones: [reference to Caligula (1979)] Max Force holds up a DVD copy of Caligula (Jones' favorite film) when discussing good art porn. See more »


[first lines]
Natalie Nichols: I'm... I'm Natalie Nichols. I mean, I used to be Natalie Nichols. I'm washed-up, Max. I need something. I need something bad. You know I'll do anything for you, Max. This is where it started and this is where I want it to end. You want kink? I'll give you kink. You want anal? I'll give you anal. I'll do dogs, I'll do goats. I'll do rape, I'll do gangbang. Is, is that what you want from me, Max? You know I'm your number one girl. I'll do anything, Max. You give it to me, I'll give ...
See more »


Remake of The Last House on Dead End Street (1977) See more »


We Belong Together
Written by Robert Carr, Johnny Mitchell, and Hy Weiss
Performed by Ritchie Valens
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Cheap: A Film by Brad Jones a.k.a. The Cinema Snob
7 December 2009 | by thetheatreintheroundSee all my reviews

Brad Jones, best known as The Cinema Snob, reviewer of low-grade cinema from the 70s and 80s, has made, as of this date, four feature films. His debut film was "Freak Out," a thriller based on the final hours of serial killer, Dean Corll. His recent features are crime thriller, "Midnight Heat," and comedy flick, "Game Boys." "Cheap" is his second film. And, it's a damn good flick. Although, I don't think this movie is for everyone.

The film focuses on a crew of snuff filmmakers and a porn producer named Max Force, played by David Gobble. Force is looking to make it big in the Internet porn industry. He's hoping for some fresh material so that he can become rich and famous. He thinks he has struck gold with filmmaker Jack Stone, played by Jones. The big stars of Stone's films are two teenage runaways, played by Carrie Jo Stucki and Jessica Stone. In each film, they take part in murdering a bum, a woman, and others. All of these films are shot by a perverted cameraman, played by Nick Foster. Force distributes Stone's snuff films, despite not knowing that the deaths in these films are authentic. Things go to hell quickly once Force rapes one of the main actresses while coked out. What happens after that are some of the more shocking and disturbing moments one will see in any thriller that's come out in recent years.

There aren't any likable characters in this movie. They would all fit very well in your average Paul Schrader screenplay or Abel Ferrara film. These characters are seriously flawed souls living in a harsh and cruel reality.

Gobble is quite good as Max Force. The role could have easily been a stereotypical villain. Gobble, instead, gave Force humanity. (Even though he's hard to like.) Jones had a hell of a task of writing, directing, and co-starring in this film. Most guys who do this would fall flat on their face (Case & point: Hal Warren of Manos: The Hands of Fate). Not so with Jones. He's absolutely psychotic as Jack Stone. (Granted, he played the serial killer, Dean Corll in "Freak Out", and both Corll and Stone treat their murders like art and are careless in regards of human life. However, where Corll was drug addicted pervert and monster who liked no one, Stone is an ambitious artist who cares deeply about his cast and crew.) Jones has a very good understanding of how films are made and what constitutes a good performance. Also, his encyclopedic knowledge of movies only helps. After seeing "Cheap" and "Freak Out", I am looking forward to seeing more of his work.

I must acknowledge the rest of the cast and crew for their work. Making movies is no easy task. But, you all pulled through and delivered. Congrats to you all!

I guess it's important to let you know that "Cheap" was made at a very low budget and shot on Hi-8 tapes. Please don't let the technical limitations keep you from seeing it, though. For a film with a shoestring budget and a limited cast and crew, it does leave a hell of an impression.

Oh, and the soundtrack is awesome!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed