Starring: Laysla da Oliveira, Avery Whitted, Patrick Wilson
Runtime: 1 hour, 41 minutes
Genres: Horror, Suspense, Thriller
Okay... first order of business when watching In the Tall Grass... is to NOT watch it while you're pregnant. In case you've noticed out website slowing down a bit, it's mostly because I'm a new mom and am having trouble finding the time to sit down and write about these movies. I'm not having trouble watching the movies - this one was actually watched WHILE I was still pregnant (going on almost 8 months post-partum here) - so I will do my best to remember and give a somewhat average movie review.
This movie is based on a Stephen King novella - that right that can go one of two ways for me. Some movies by him I like i.e. Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, and others I do not like (pretty much all the other movies out there, sorry not sorry). It follows a young man and his pregnant sister, who go into the tall grass because they here someone calling for help. Long story short, this film turns into a space time continuum and they get lost/stuck/etc. Do they get out? Do they not? HOW WILL IT END?!
Okay, trying not to give any spoilers here, but I'm going to yell SPOILER ALERT just in case you care to stop reading this paragraph. During their time stuck on the inside, they meet some new people who have also been stuck on the inside and it turns into some weird ass cult movie. That's where the "thrills" come in because well, their looking for a sacrifice.
Like I said, don't watch this one while pregnant, especially if it's your first child and you're already freaking out about going into labor and having a baby in the first place (in case you were wondering, I didn't have to do all that, c-sections have both good and bad drawbacks to that extent). I'm giving this movie a "hated it" because I did not enjoy watching it and I didn't really like the ending. Plus, it just didn't make any sense to me, as is true for many a Stephen King movies. I'll give it one star on merit but do not recommend it. I actually was kind of hoping it would be like a short story David wrote several years ago, I think I would have preferred that actually. (1/5)
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