Seeing Billy, Mike grows uncomfortable and struggles to explain his unannounced presence, somewhat confirming Billy's suspicions of an affair between Mike and Heidi. Chanting a spell, Tadzu mixes Billy's blood into a strawberry pie. Reviewed in the United States on July 29, 2019. Billy learns that Rossington and Hopley have also been cursed; Rossington has been metamorphosed into a lizard-like being, while Hopley develops purulent ulcers on his face and hands. Billy arrives home and gives Heidi the strawberry pie.
Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2019. Not so the in the films.
In a very old textile mill with a serious rat infestation, deadly accidents start happening, but the corrupt foreman continues to put his workers in danger, until they discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement. Just below that it reads "Ticket Confirmation#:" followed by a 10-digit number.
Billy believes the woman is crazy, but she continues to say that the three have been cursed. | Rating: 2/5, June 19, 2004
All rights reserved. A much underrated film, Thinner deserves a bit more praise than what it actually received. A fat Lawyer finds himself growing "Thinner" when an old gypsy man places a hex on him. Tom Holland's Thinner is an excellent horror tale that deserves more praise than it originally got.
Richie tracks down the gypsies and poisons their dogs, leaving a note that says "WHITE MAN FROM TOWN SAYS TAKE IT OFF", but the gypsies do not budge.
An ok film bought it from used i think anyway its not one that i would keep so payed it forward and hopefully someone else will enjoy it aswell.
Now the lawyer must call upon his friends in organized crime to help him persuade the gypsy to lift the curse.
There is good actors here and the film is quite good at times, sadly the direction falls away.
He smiles at the camera and says "white doctor from town" as he shuts the door.
This is not scary, inaccurate and plain stupid.
Billy Halleck is an obese, upper class lawyer living in the fictional Maine suburb of Fairview.
A man and his family return to his hometown, where he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid. Billy invites Mike in for a piece of the pie and closes the door with a smirk.
Billy recently defended an underworld crime boss named Richie "The Hammer" Ginelli in court and is now celebrating his acquittal on a murder charge.
Sign in to see videos available to you. Spooky movie about about a gypsy curse captured with an extraordinary cast of actors and a real creepy storyline!- Karen St. Claire- Darkest Goth Magazine's "Scary Movie Night" reviewer. Thinner is a 1996 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Richard Bachman, who was later revealed to be Stephen King.
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| Rating: D Billy Halleck (Robert John Burke) is an obese lawyer who accidentally hits a Gypsy with his car after his wife distracts him. The page for Stephen King's Movie: Thinner. At Hopley's funeral, Billy decides to leave town to find the traveling carnival and attempt to convince Lempke to take the curse off.
See full bio » Thinner is quite frankly an underrated Stephen King adaptation and it definitely is worth seeing if you love King's work. - Thinner is a 1996 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Richard Bachman, who was later revealed to be Stephen King.
The only actor I recognize in this movie is the typecasted Joe Mantegna. Gina, Tadzu's great-granddaughter, uses her slingshot to shoot a large ball bearing which goes directly through Billy's hand, infuriating Billy into vowing revenge against Tadzu and the other Gypsies.
Though, as I said, most of the actors I've never heard of before or since, they do a very good job in this movie.
Time is running out for the desperate lawyer as he draws closer to his own death, and grows ever thinner.
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Verified reviews are considered more trustworthy by fellow moviegoers. Billy does not believe in a gypsy curse and leaves, while the hysterical woman screams that it was all Billy's fault. " James Berardinelli gave the film two stars out of four, writing: "Thinner could have been an opportunity to examine the ethics of a slick lawyer who refuses to accept responsibility for his actions.
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| Rating: D Director Tom Holland's totally banal and pedestrian horror movie is the "thinner" end of the wedge as far as awful adaptations of King's books go.
| Rating: 3/5, July 9, 2004 Billy goes home and feeds the pie to his wife, as punishment for her affair.
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Don’t worry, it won’t take long. It's better forgotten, hopefully one day it will be remade with a little respect and a decent screenwriter and director. Billy refuses, and as he leaves, Hopley commits suicide with the weapon. " Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly gave the film a D rating, writing: "Like too many Stephen King movies, Thinner is all (emaciated) concept and no follow-through. The rest I've never heard of before or since this movie. Tadzu states that if someone else eats the pie, the curse will kill them quickly and Billy will be spared.
I must admit I was quite disappointed with this film, especially after all the good reviews. Your Ticket Confirmation # is located under the header in your email that reads "Your Ticket Reservation Details". The judge's wife reveals that he has begun growing scales on his skin, and a tail. A stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror.
Go ahead go look it's easy to find, happy hunting. After Billy hits the old gypsy woman and the the camera pans to the windshield, among the blood and wiper blades is pennywise.
Some of the movie is distractingly bad (e.g. Yes, the twist in the tale is pretty obvious but it's all faithful to the material. Even the film's director Tom Holland disliked it, as it did not have the same level of dread as the book did. This is a memorable horror film that boasts impressive special effects and pretty good acting. All Critics (20)
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Thinner Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 20, 2018. Billy invites the doctor inside to share the pie. When two students (Logan Paul and Peyton List) discover the test is smoke and mirrors hiding a larger conspiracy, they must fight the system to expose it and take it down.
You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. He is gleeful to be free of the curse and of what he believes is his disloyal wife. Solid B movie from the mind of Stephen King, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 15, 2020. Lempke tells him to eat his own pie, so he can "die clean". View production, box office, & company info. Billy grills the judge's wife, who tells him that Lempke also touched the judge, and whispered "lizard".
If you liked the book you won't be disappointed (it could have gone even darker though), if you didn't, you won't.
A constantly absorbing little chiller directed by the underrated Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child's Play). However, the victim's father, Tadzu Lempke (Michael Constantine), places a curse on the heavyset man, and he starts to lose weight at an alarming rate, which is followed by other macabre events.
Thinner is a horror novel by American author Stephen King, published in 1984 by NAL under King's pseudonym Richard Bachman. Your AMC Ticket Confirmation# can be found in your order confirmation email.
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For the most part the movie is faithful to the book. Now the lawyer must call upon his friends in organized crime to help him persuade the gypsy to lift the curse. Chanting a spell, Tadzu mixes Billy's blood into a strawberry pie.
Billy then enlists Ginelli to attack the Gypsy camp and persuade Tadzu to meet with Billy and lift the curse.
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