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In the Tall Grass (2019)

TV-MA | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 4 October 2019 (USA)
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After hearing a young boy's cry for help, a sister and brother venture into a vast field of tall grass in Kansas but soon discover there may be no way out...and that something evil lurks within.

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Vincenzo Natali

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Vincenzo Natali, Stephen King (based on the novella by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Laysla De Oliveira ... Becky DeMuth
Avery Whitted ... Cal DeMuth
Patrick Wilson ... Ross Humboldt
Will Buie Jr. ... Tobin Humboldt
Harrison Gilbertson ... Travis McKean
Tiffany Helm ... Gas Attendant
Rachel Wilson ... Natalie Humboldt
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When siblings Becky and Cal hear the cries of a young boy lost within a field of tall grass, they venture in to rescue him, only to become ensnared themselves by a sinister force that quickly disorients and separates them. Cut off from the world and unable to escape the field's tightening grip, they soon discover that the only thing worse than getting lost is being found. Written by Netflix

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Official Sites:

Copperheart Entertainment

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Dolby Digital (uncredited)| Dolby Atmos

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the horror novella "In The Tall Grass" by Stephen King and Joe Hill. See more »

Quotes

Cal DeMuth: Here in the garden of forking paths, you didn't make any one choice. You made every choice. And they all led back to me.
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Featured in FoundFlix: In The Tall Grass (2019) (2019) See more »

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Technically Impressive, Narratively Lacking - It's an Enjoyable Mixed Bag
4 October 2019 | by TwistedContentSee all my reviews

This is the 3rd Netflix feature film Stephen King adaptation (Gerald's Game, 1922) and, for what it's worth, I think they can surely make some more. "In the Tall Grass" is not flawless, but it's entertaining, aesthetically pleasing & there's great bits in an otherwise mixed bag.

A lot of people are and will call "In the Tall Grass" pointless or empty, and it's true that its biggest flaw is the near miniature plot. The story never leads to anything shocking, huge or, well, to nothing quite satisfying enough. The shallowness of the main story line is compensated with shabby side plots of some of the characters. Sadly, I have not expierenced the novella and can't do any comparisons. I've read a LOT of King though. Besides the story, there were other aspects that kept me watching & engaged. Compliments to the cinematographer and camera & sound crews - technically "In the Tall Grass" is a treat, the stylistic solutions add a lot to the atmosphere & the sound design is the kind that can give you goosebumps given that you have the hardware of a melomaniac. Besides the technical side of the movie the acting's also top level, as much as it could be taking into account the script & characters. You'll probably find yourself not caring for one or few of them, but if one thing's for sure it's that Patrick Wilson most definitely doesn't fail to entertain. The pacing is quite fine - the middle part might get slower but it picks up again.

Overall "In the Tall Grass" is a mood piece, if you're not looking for a lot of substance, this is a good horror movie to watch loudly & in the darkness. I'll eat up any Stephen King adaptation and this one's grantedly above average. My rating: 7/10.


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