I am a student, I am young, but my credentials as a geek is under dispute, as nerd-porn Sucker Punch made me feel bad to be alive.
So then, why do I utterly adore Thirst? Call it an appreciation for the gleefully dark, the tone of the film was a note perfect evocation of what I get the most enjoyment out of. The scene I always like to reference is the game of Mahjong; both parties excuse themselves and instigate a liaison downstairs, away from everyone else. When finished one walks back up the stairs while the other goes outside and jumps up to the bathroom window (WTF MON). So far, so standard (well, not standard, but not particularly special). It was the Carry On-esque bawdy innuendo in the following game that captured me, a seemingly serious film throwing in some knob gags. Genius.
It's seen again in the finale, which takes a turn for the farcical (the good kind). It's my favourite Park film, that element of comedy worked really well for me. Unlike the laboured stuff seen in I'm A Cyborg, But That's OK, Thirst strikes a neat balance, largely due to its refreshing perspective on the vampire story.