Just when you thought it was safe to turn the lights out before bedtime, Netflix has given us another fright with the new Stephen King film, In The Tall Grass.
Netflix has been giving us the creeps all year. First, it announced that The Haunting of Hill House sequel (set for release in 2020) will be even scarier than season one. Then, the classic haunted-house thriller Typewriter ensured many sleepless nights for its viewers. And just last month, people were having to keep the lights on at bedtime after watching horror film Eerie.
Now, the new trailer for Stephen King’s In The Tall Grass proves that horror is going nowhere.
What is Stephen King’s In The Tall Grass about?
Based on King’s novella, which he wrote with his son Joe Hill, In The Tall Grass follows the story of brother and sister Becky (Laysla Oliveira) and Cal (Harrison Gilbertson). They follow the cries of a young child in a field of grass. As per the classic horror story trope, they quickly lose each other and can’t find a way out. But they do bump into other people in the field, including a really suspicious looking boy.
The film has been written and directed by Vincenzo Natali, who is known for directing science fiction films such as Cube, Cypher, Nothing and Splice.
Let’s take a look at the trailer, if you dare…
Watch Stephen King’s In The Tall Grass trailer
“Something’s not right about this, I think we should head back to the road,” says Becky, before realising she’s already lost her brother in the tall grass.
And she’s not wrong.
Ravens circling the sky, feet getting caught in sinking mud, a voice recording of a screaming woman, the intriguing old church in the distance, DEAD LOOKING PEOPLE – all the signs for “you gotta get outta here” are there.
The siblings also seem to lose sense of time while navigating the field, suggesting that this is going to be a bit of a mind-boggling watch, as well as a very, very scary one.
Then there’s the creepy kid. “You can find things, but it’s easier once they’re dead,” he tells Cal, while nonchalantly holding a dead bird.
And who are all these people they keep bumping into? Are they really lost, too? Or are they part of a trap? Hmmm, we have our suspicions.
One thing we do know for sure is that this is going to be the ultimate Halloween film for 2019.
In The Tall Grass is available to stream on Netflix from 4 October.