There’s something simple about the premise behind Thirst. It’s the high concept sort of horror/thriller that you’d like to see solely because it takes young attractive people, places them out in the heat of the desert and doesn’t give them any water.

It sounds, why it sounds a lot like Open Water in the desert to me. I wonder if any other critics would agree.

We got the first 8 images from the straight to DVD release, and they feature some pretty gnarly make up on Lacey Chabert, her lounging poolside, and her friends wandering near where they’ll eventually die. See for yourself in high resolution:

Here’s the official synopsis from First Look:

Ill prepared and naïve, Noelle (Lacey Chabert, Mean Girls, Lost in Space) and her husband Bryan (Tygh Runyan, Snakes on a Plane, K19: The Widowmaker) accompany another couple on what they think will be a sexy photo shoot in the desert. Her worst fears become a reality after their car crashes into a ravine, leaving them stranded in the desert struggling to survive. THIRST is available on DVD June 22, 2010 at an SRP of $24.98.

Following their devastating car crash, Noelle’s group is left marooned with little water, no shelter and no cell phone reception. Forced to ration their supplies, tensions rise as quickly as the dry desert heat. Dehydrated, lost and hopeless, one by one the group begins to fall victim to the relentless elements. Miles away from civilization, suffering from delirium and dying of thirst, will anyone make it out alive? Peter Hall from Horrorsquad.com aptly calls the film, “Open Water in the desert!”

Wait. Lacey Chabert is old enough to play a married person in movies now?


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