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In the Tall Grass (2019)

TV-MA | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 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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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

Copperheart Entertainment

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Tall Grass See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (uncredited)| Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film displays a continuous theme in the Stephen King films/books of tall grass fields a la "Children of the Corn (1984)" and mazes like in "The Shining (1980)". See more »

Quotes

Travis McKean: I'm not leaving.
[Travis hands over Becky's necklace to Tobin]
Travis McKean: But you... You don't belong here, and neither does Becky. Don't let them in. Don't let them in, Tobin.
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It's All Right
Written and Performed by Sam Cooke
Published by ABKCO Music Inc.
Courtesy of ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. obo itself and Sony Music Entertainment
www.abkco.com
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A non-boring slow burn with childhood imagination
4 October 2019 | by MoistMoviesSee all my reviews

From the really creative director of 'Cube', one of the greatest scifi films made in my opinion. The film maker has unfortunately moved primarily into television episode directing since then, with a couple hit n miss films in-between like 'Splice' which was so-so. Nothing living upto Cube. 'In the Tall Grass' in my opinion is his second strongest film now. Shot. directed and mostly written really well, follows a creepy Stephen king story.. what more could you need?

The concept of this story reminds me (and I assume anyone who grew up in rural areas) of the many types of games you would come up with when you were young with a wild imagination. Yet with the addition of horror.

So many make believe games you come up with as a child, put into a adult perspective. Can be made totally horrifying because death or injury is often the end result. The one even city kids would know and love would be stepping on parts of a sidewalk without cracks or lines. Or you brake your back/die/get lost in another world.. etc. Forests and fields were a gold mine for these types of games and this film plays to that idea perfectly.

The only thing that let the film down was some writing/plot hole issues that could've been filled quite easily in my opinion. The father of the pregnant woman not calling the police when he finds the car (not a spoiler dw) could have been supernaturally excused easily, but they just don't address it at all. Some of the dialogue was kinda 'meh', but mostly it was good enough for this type of film.

I really like films that don't fit in a stereotype of what most movies post 2010 have become. I think around that year the decline really began with original film makers. Probably earlier. But it's become very noticeable now. It's worth trying films like this out and giving them a fair opinion, not steeped in cynicism. On a off day where the current world is bringing me down to much, I could've given this a standard 6/10. But that would be a mistake and not giving credit towards the successfully accomplished vision of the director for a story such as 'In the tall grass' . Please give this movie a shot. Especially if you're sick and tired of most of the generic toeing the safe ground story writing type films. 8/10


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