I knew nothing about this going in, other the fact it was based on a novella written by Stephen King and his son Joe Hill. I never read the novella, so to say I was unprepared would be an understatement. So the premise starts out simple enough...brother and sister are on a road trip, and the sister is pregnant, as they are driving, they stop on the side of the road due to her having motion sickness. They hear a voice of a kid calling for help from the grassy field nearby, and being good samaritans, they decide to go help the kid out. They soon discover they are trapped in the grassy labyrinth, and must figure a way out.
You will find yourself as confused as the people trapped in the field as they discover the field controls everything, including time. And there is this strange rock that may be responsible for the whole thing? It is a really a head scratcher for sure, with twists and turns along the way. And the scenes leading up to the ending are even more confusing. Let's say by the end, you will find yourself wanting to rewatch certain scenes to figure out to see if you missed any hints.
This movie does a good job at portraying the sense of isolation and closeness these people experience. No one is to be trusted, not even the kid who called for help in the first place. You as the viewer can't even trust what you are being shown as it could easily be explained in another scene. Most of this movie relies on psychological terror, with very little gore. There is one scene in particular that is very dicey, trust me you will be like I hope what is happening is what I think it is, and then the movie doubles down on that thought, even though they don't show it, but it is pretty obvious. It is one of the grosser aspects of the movie to say the least
2019 has been very kind to Stephen King, so if you liked IT Chapter 2, I definitely recommend checking this movie out. It is on Netflix currently, so definitely easy to access if you have a subscription. Just go into it with an open mind, and just be prepared to watch some scenes over as you try to puzzle everything out. In all, I thought it was great film
So if you seen In The Tall Grass, what did you think of it? Was you able to figure it out first viewing, or did it take you multiple times? For those who remember a time where Stephen King movies were total schlock, what do you think of this revival of sorts? Feel free to weigh in below
Till next time, stay scared!!! -Tha Thrilla-