I’m surprised how much people dislike the movie Thinner. When I caught it on VHS back in 1997, I didn’t think it was great but I was a fan. Over the years, I’ve found myself coming back to it on cable or rental about a dozen times. It eventually got to the point where I thought “I should just buy Thinner already.” I don’t know anyone else who likes Thinner as much as I do. In fact, I don’t know that many people talk about it even when discussing Stephen King film adaptations. I’ve always thought this movie had something. So, I wanted to highlight it this month to get a conversation going (if no one comments…), encourage some of you reading this to (re)visit the movie and hoist it up with other solid ‘90s horror flicks that are getting re-assessed of late. As I revisited Thinner last week, I was stunned and depressed by how relevant it is to 2017. I recommend it highly if you are seeking some cinematic wish fulfillment centered on the comeuppance of white male privilege. I realize that’s a super specific mood.
The Hateful Eight, it’s a movie cast full of assholes. It’s to be expected. I don’t need a protagonist I can root for in a horror movie. It’s just as exciting to see a real POS get moral comeuppance and when the actors are having this much fun being bad, I’m game. The movie is also so gallows and nihilistic (especially the film’s ending) that it becomes amusing.
So, check out Thinner this month. It’s the latest ‘90s horror movie I want to resurrect. I don’t take that lightly. As Wishmaster has proven, I have this power now. Need more proof? I got your proof. Tales from the Hood was out of print. Me and Patrick do a show on it and, boom, Scream Factory announces a collector’s edition! I’m a very powerful man. Like a millennial Joey Zasa.