in the tall grass review

Vincenzo Natali’s In The Tall Grass (available right now on Netflix) takes a scary novella and expands it into a feature that’s filled with mind-bending twists and turns. It’s a fun piece of horror filmmaking that showcase Natali’s unique sensibilities, which often involve taking the taboo and making it frighteningly plausible and viscerally affecting (read Chris Evangelista’s review from Fantastic Fest).

I had a chance to sit down with Natali to do a feature length commentary on In the Tall Grass. We discussed his philosophy towards structuring the film, the most stressful parts of shooting the film, the joy of watching Patrick Wilson’s character lose his mind on screen, and why this new world of streaming has been a boon to his career. You can listen and download the commentary (which features instructions on how to synchronize it with the film) below.
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in the tall grass review

Just how scary can grass be? Ask Stephen King and Joe Hill, who crafted an immensely disturbing tale of terror called In the Tall Grass. Then ask director Vincenzo Natali, who has taken King and Hill’s story and worked it into an off-the-wall crazy adaptation that mostly captures the madness of the story…but not quite. Just when you think Natali will fully embrace the shocking twists of the source material, the filmmaker takes the easy way out, resulting in something that’s both horrifying but also oddly muted.

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The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming to Netflix in October 2019

Fall is right around the corner, and as the leaves start to pile up outside and the air becomes more chilly, you’re gonna wanna toss on a hoodie and enjoying some time with your ole buddy Netflix. October brings a slew of library titles and a bunch of Netflix originals for you to enjoy, and we have the full list of all the TV shows and movies coming to Netflix that you might want to watch next month along with some of our favorites cherry-picked out of the line-up.

Find out all the best TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in October 2019.

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in the tall grass trailer

In the Tall Grass, the considerably nasty short story from Stephen King and son Joe Hill, just dropped its first trailer – and what an effective trailer it is. In the best horror tradition, In the Tall Grass takes something innocuous – in this case, an overgrown field – and makes it terrifying. Watch the incredibly creepy In the Tall Grass trailer below.

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Jojo Rabbit - Fantastic Fest 2019

Summer is almost over, and while that means blockbuster season is winding down and awards season will soon heat up, it also means another Fantastic Fest is almost upon. This year marks the milestone 15th anniversary for the festival that brings us an array of genre films from across the world, ranging from comedy to horror to sci-fi and even more in-between. And Fantastic Fest 2019 will be kicking off with a movie that feels truly worth of the festival: Taika Waititi‘s Jojo Rabbit, featuring the director himself as a bullied boy scout’s imaginary friend Adolf Hitler.

In addition, Jim Mickle will bring the world premiere of his serial killer thriller In the Shadow of the Moon, director Vincenzo Natali returns with an adaptation of Stephen King & Joe Hill’s novella In the Tall Grass, and fillmmaker Brad Anderson lets Sam Worthington try to act again in the mysterious Fractured. But that’s not all Fantastic Fest 2019 has to offer. Read More »

In the Tall Grass Cast

Peter Cushing made a living and defined his legacy as a horror icon by “classing up” B-movie productions. He’d show up, looking and sounding like the smartest man in the room, and suddenly even the most ridiculous scenario made perfect, logical sense. If he believes it, then you believe it!

I wouldn’t have pegged Patrick Wilson as the American answer to Peter Cushing, but here we are. After lending his “intelligent everyman” qualities to the Insidious series, the Conjuring series, and Bone Tomahawk, the talented actor has joined another horror movie: Netflix’s adaptation of Stephen King and Joe Hill‘s short story In the Tall Grass. And man-oh-man, this movie is going to be…something else.

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in the tall grass movie

The Stephen King adaptation news can’t stop, won’t stop. Splice director Vincenzo Natali has been trying to adapt the Stephen King/Joe Hill short story In The Tall Grass into a film since 2015. Now comes word that the In The Tall Grass movie is finally moving forward, at Netflix.

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In the Tall Grass movie

We’re getting into a new age of Stephen King adaptations. The Stand and It are both being redone for the big screen, from directors Josh Boone and Cary Fukunaga — both very promising projects. And now Vincenzo Natali, who made films like Cube and Splice and is a director on Hannibal, is going to adapt In the Tall Grass, a “road movie” that turns into a nightmare, based on a story King co-authored with his son Joe Hill. Read More »