The Thinning is a YouTube Red original movie that was released on October 12, 2016. Peyton List stars as one of the main characters, Laina Michaels.


"The Thinning" takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where population control is dictated by a high-school aptitude test. 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.


  • Peyton List as Laina Michaels
  • Logan Paul as Blake Redding
  • Lia Marie Johnson as Ellie Harper
  • Calum Worthy as Kellan Woods
  • Matthew Glave as Gov. Dean Redding
  • Michael Traynor as Mason King
  • Ryan Newman as Sarah Foster
  • Patrick O'Sullivan as Mr. Glass
  • Jana Winternitz as Ms. Cole
  • Kiersten Warren as Barbara Michaels

Official Trailer

THE THINNING - Official Trailer (HD)

THE THINNING - Official Trailer (HD)