In The Tall Grass – Movie Review

A movie review written by Lee Sonogan

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Cal DeMuth: Here in the garden of forking paths, you didn’t make any one choice. You made every choice. And they all led back to me.

Through its technical cinematography, this movie feels like a claustrophobic labyrinth. Writing about this movie as its official trailer released, I have finally gotten around to reviewing it. Based on the 2012 book (Novella) of the same name, this adaptation did not disappoint. Director Vincenzo Natali wanted to make the film adaptation of In The Tall Grass since 2015. Announcing Who would think that grass could be frightening? Trust Stephen King and Joe Hill to find a way. They have transformed an otherwise innocuous Kansas field into a stage for some of the most disturbing horror fiction I have ever read.”

The concept of a location and people unable to escape is a concept that has always been interesting to me. Because of the low budget of the production with scenes more focusing on dialogue. For a somewhat psychological thriller, from start to finish it was really hard to predict what would happen next. And it seems like that was its intended technical design while being visually impressive with every single shot taken.

Different, weird and strange I can completely understand why it got a mixed reaction. Although it had a slow burn to it, it is one of the best Stephen King adaptions I have seen embracing his style. The sound choices were also well-executed. By the time jump scares begin to happen, you will be so invested to watch the entire film to the end.


Becky DeMuth: There once was a guy named McSweeney, who spilled some gin in his weenie. Just to be couth, he added vermouth, and slipped his girl a martini.

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