In the Tall Grass (2019)
October 14, 2019 10:24 AM - Subscribe

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. (Netflix Original)

In the Tall Grass was written and directed by Vincenzo Natali and starring Patrick Wilson, based on Stephen King and Joe Hill's 2012 novella of the same name. It was released on October 4, 2019, by Netflix.

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posted by jazon (4 comments total)
There were a few inspired moments in it -- the long line of brother corpses, as an example -- but for the most part I found the film to just be people in the weeds shouting each other's names.
posted by maxsparber at 11:16 AM on October 15, 2019 [2 favorites]

Metafilter: just people in the weeds shouting each other's names
posted by jazon at 11:24 AM on October 15, 2019 [9 favorites]

I got distracted trying to imagine that type of grass growing in that part of Kansas.
posted by rewil at 9:19 AM on October 17, 2019 [2 favorites]

I was profoundly disappointed By this. The original novella was scary and nasty, but building the story out to feature length and traditional movie structure, and adding new characters, did it no favors. Not to mention that the most horrifying bit of the novella was immediately walked back in the movie. It’s a shame, because I usually love Vincenzo Natali’s work.
posted by ejs at 12:53 PM on October 19, 2019

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