In The Tall Grass is one of those rare releases where it’s tough to find something positive to say about the film. There’s nothing scary about the film. The stagging of the narrative is, at times, confusing bordering on convoluted. Most adaptations of King Novels are at the very least compelling; this was precisely the opposite. Why is that? Perhaps it’s the caliber of performances given in the piece. Instead of each part being integral to the ramping up tension and terror, it seemed each character was a different level of melodramatic nonsense. Instead of being frightened, at times, I was laughing.
So what’s In The Tall Grass about? When siblings Becky and Cal hear the cries of a young boy lost within a field of tall grass, they venture in to rescue him, only to become ensnared themselves by a sinister force that quickly disorients and separates them. Cut off from the world and unable to escape the field’s tightening grip, they soon discover that the only thing worse than getting lost is being found. The film is based on the novella by Stephen King and Joe Hill. One positive that we can note is that the cinematography was undoubtedly solid and was integral in bringing the field to life. Patrick Wilson is the lead in this narrative, and his performance is bordering on forgetful. I guess if you are a hardcore fan of Steven King, then check it out, but other than that, I can’t see many people wasting their time.