In The Tall Grass


“In The Tall Grass” is a drama/horror movie based off of the novel written by Stephen King. This film was recently added to Netflix’s collection of movies that fall under the psychological genre. The movie begins with brother Cal (Avery Whitted) and his pregnant sister Becky (Laysla De Oliveira) are on a road trip, when they stop at an abandoned church across from a field of tall grass. They hear the cries of a little boy screaming for help in the grass, he can’t find his way out of it. After discussing it, the siblings walk into the field to look for the little boy, when they find themselves lost, and can’t find one another. They have come to the realization that somehow, they are stuck in a moving maze, and the grass has a mind of its own.
Later, the siblings finally come across the little boy Tobin (Will Buie Jr), he is holding a dead bird when they find him. He has discovered that the field doesn’t move dead things, Tobin’s dad Ross (Patrick Wilson) is later introduced, followed by Tobin’s mom (Rachel Wilson) and Becky’s ex-boyfriend Travis (Harrison Gilbertson).
Once all of the characters are introduced, they must determine who they can trust and who they can’t. After coming across information from Ross, they soon learn that the only way out of the field, is to touch a rock. Ross’ character spends the majority of his screen-time trying to convince the others to just touch the rock, but according to Ross’ actions, touching the rock seemed unappealing to all but one.
As the movie nears the end, there is much internal and external conflict displayed between certain characters,will they get out? If so, who will make it? I would recommend this movie to anyone looking for a some-what confusing, but also fascinating movie.