Stephen King's 'Thinner' Reviews
Certainly doesn't take the genre seriously and plays out more like monty python than it does horror .
The acting is really good, and the story is fun. Only fault is that Billy while getting his revenge against his wife and Doctor Mickey ends up killing his daughter as well, and he doesn't seem to really care.
Because of this, the main character doesn't learn his lesson about vengeance and essentially 'got away with it'.
One night while driving home from an event and receiving oral pleasure from his wife, a successful lawyer runs over and kills a gypsy's daughter. In court the incident is ruled an accident and the lawyer gets off from responsibility. The gypsy father places a curse on the lawyer that causes him to get thinner and thinner until eventual death. How can the lawyer get out of this mess?
"Was I giving myself a blowjob just then?"
Tom Holland, director of Fright Night, Child's Play, The Temp, and Fatal Beauty, delivers Thinner. The storyline for this is fairly straightforward and fun to watch unfold. The characters are well written and a bit cartoonish but the conclusion is well executed. The cast delivers mediocre performances and includes Stephen King, Robert John Burke, Joe Mantegna, Lucinda Jenney, and Kari Wehrer.
"Did you try it? Yep. You tried it."
I came across this on Netflix and wanted to watch this for the first time in a long time. I remember watching this when it came out and thinking it was just okay. Well, it is just okay but in a Tales from the Crypt kind of way. I recommend giving this a viewing if you're a fan of the genre.
"Before you know it you'll be able to see your balls without using a mirror."