In The Tall Grass (2019) Netflix Film Review

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  • Jace Forrest
    Jace Forrest  1 weeks back

    I love how creepy this movie feels and how everything is almost poetic. it feels original although being a kinda cheezy idea it is excicuted very well!

    • Mark Lyne
      Mark Lyne  1 months back

      Makes me laugh how so many people today have to know where something came from - explain everything. It exists there for it's there where it came from? who knows? it's called adding mystery really hate how so many movie goers complain when they don't get told every tiny bit of plot or story by flashbacks or talking dumps. There is a thing called imagination, which fuels talking and making different theories about the film - I remember a time when this was a big thing now it's "The movie say it's this cos they had a flashback part so it's fact"....sigh. Explaining everything away takes away the mystery and suspense, more importantly that creepy feeling of not really know what is happening - love a film that hit's that spot lol

      • April Wilkins
        April Wilkins  1 months back

        I don’t mind confusing movies if they are interesting enough to put in the effort. I watched this over two nights because it was requiring too much concentration and I was getting frustrated. I just think they could’ve created a tiny bit more context to avoid the whole thing feeling so random. Anyway, good review! Watched your review before watching the movie so I didn’t feel too disappointed.

        • Karen N
          Karen N  1 months back

          I’ve watched In the Tall Grass ; it was confusing at first . But I thought on it , watched a few reviews and breakdown vids and understand it more. I probably watch it a 2nd time t some point . I liked it , but I wouldn’t put it in the barrel of his best Novella’s. Only part I thought was creepy was what she was eating 😬🤢😱. I’d like to see TommyKnockers, Christine or The Stand redone.

          • Movies And Munchies
            Movies And Munchies   1 months back

            The part where she was eating was certainly a creepy moment!! I'd love to see those redone too. It'd be interesting to see how a new take on them would play out!

        • The JG Music Show
          The JG Music Show  1 months back

          I’m enjoying your review mate 🍿

        • Libby Dormouse
          Libby Dormouse  1 months back

          Love your channel, love your presentation and your reviews have always been spot on for me, we must have similar taste!
          One thing you might want to add to your reviews is if the movie is only available on certain regions. As some of them are US only and here in the UK i get all excited after one of your reviews, to find i cant watch it :(

          • Movies And Munchies
            Movies And Munchies   1 months back

            @Libby Dormouse Still good info for me to be aware of. Thank you!!

          • Libby Dormouse
            Libby Dormouse  1 months back

            @Movies And Munchies Whoops, maybe i typed that wrong. In the Tall Grass is available to us.

            But other movies and shows youve done recently have been US only x

          • Movies And Munchies
            Movies And Munchies   1 months back

            Oh that sucks! I didn't even know it wasn't available outside the US. Thank you for letting me know. I'll try to get that info for future reviews. I appreciate the feedback!

        • Carole McDonnell
          Carole McDonnell  1 months back

          I saw it and wondered if the filmmakers lacked the courage of King's conviction. Perhaps trying not to offend. Or maybe they didn't understand the metaphor. Stephen King often slips in subtle religious metaphors into his books and sometimes they make it to production, sometimes not. Maybe it's just the Christian in me but the idea of the Rock as a symbol for God and the field representing the field of the heart....but also a symbol of wrong spirituality seemed to be saying something about how we misuse certain issues for healing instead of simply learning being honest and resisting our go-to emotions. It was okay. I liked it. But yeah...there wasn't much bravery by the filmmakers in stating what the story felt like it wanted to say. Now i'm wondering about the novella.

          • Movies And Munchies
            Movies And Munchies   1 months back

            I'm curious on the novella too as I'm sure it gives much more needed detail. I agree that they could have gone deeper and made a more bold statement, although maybe the novella didn't either...but I doubt that :-)

        • ShammTheGod
          ShammTheGod  2 months back

          I always feel that, when it comes to storytelling, books and films are vastly different and people should expect that. Add to that, when a horror/suspense-thriller takes the time to explain things it can (MOST OF THE TIME) become very predictable and lose that feeling... of suspense. Also, it can make for a very long movie.
          I, personally, felt that this film did just enough to allow the audience to figure out things out such as (SPOILERS) the time loop, the rock's ancient(?) presence and that the grass isn't just tall grass.
          I enjoyed the suspense. I enjoyed the story telling. Although some things in the movie may need an explanation, it wasn't confusing. (if that makes sense)

        • Lauren Bray
          Lauren Bray  2 months back

          I didn't like it at all.

          • Movies And Munchies
            Movies And Munchies   2 months back

            You are not alone! I've seen a lot of people that just didn't like it! :-)

        • Mr Fuzzy Face
          Mr Fuzzy Face  2 months back

          I give it 2 out of 5 couches

          • J P
            J P  2 months back

            I liked this, but my buddy (who is also a horror movie aficionado) didn't like it - for some of the reasons you mentioned. Still, I thought it was a fun ride. Your review was pretty spot on. Some of the things the pregnant woman experienced made me squirm; if she hadn't been pregnant it wouldn't have been as big a deal.

            • Movies And Munchies
              Movies And Munchies   2 months back

              Yeah, I think her being pregnant did affect some of how I reacted.

          • Laura F.
            Laura F.  2 months back

            Munchies!

            • Killer Kev's From Outer Space

              Great shout out to "In the Mouth of Madness". An underrated gem from horror master John Carpenter.

              • April Wilkins
                April Wilkins  1 months back

                I’m the Mouth of Madness is one my favs. I can watch Sam Neill being weird in anything but that one is most stellar.

              • Movies And Munchies
                Movies And Munchies   2 months back

                That's true. I could have done without them also, but since we were shown them, I would have preferred just a bit more.

              • Rabble
                Rabble  2 months back

                I don't think he should have shown us the creatures at the end, but other than that, it's an awesome movie.

            • Movie Emporium
              Movie Emporium  2 months back

              Your much more kind to this movie then I was. I really feel this is bottom of the barrel King Adaptation in my personal opinion.

            • Curious World
              Curious World  2 months back

              To tell you the truth, the pinwheel cookies sounded better than the movie. :) There just doesn't seem to be anything 'new' about this story. 'Jeepers Creepers' sounds like 'In the Tall Grass' was simply a play on that film. I can't think of any King stories that haven't been filmed that I would particularly like to see made - 'Gerald's Game' was the best film-adaptation of one of his works that I've seen recently.

              • Movies And Munchies
                Movies And Munchies   1 months back

                @Curious World She was great and carried the movie very well! I also really enjoyed the reality that was brought to this story, it was unexpected and added a new level of unease. I haven't read either book, but did see Dolores Claiborne when it came out in theaters so long ago. I'll have to dive into both books now!

              • Curious World
                Curious World  1 months back

                @Movies And Munchies Ha! Yes, the water glass thing was intense, and I found myself not being particularly fond of that dog (which is completely unfair of me, but whatever.) And, if all that wasn't enough; you've got the 'Moonlight Man'... But, wasn't Carla Gugino great? The whole movie is pretty much on her. I guess one of the things I liked best about it was the main character learning some hard lessons about herself, and that it was realistic - it could conceivably happen. I love ghost stories and all, but it was nice (especially in a Stephen King story) to see someone in an impossible situation get themselves out. Although, I guess, in a very 'real' sense, there were ghosts... (By the way, if you've not read the books - 'Gerald's Game' and 'Dolores Claiborne' have a tie-in, having to do with the eclipse.)

              • Movies And Munchies
                Movies And Munchies   1 months back

                @Curious World OK, just finished watching 'Gerald's Game' and I'm a bit traumatized! The scene with the water glass was definitely squirm-inducing. I also got chills multiple times throughout. Definitely one of the more crrepy things I've watched recently. Thanks for the recommendation on this well-made one!

              • Curious World
                Curious World  1 months back

                @Movies And Munchies I'm glad you enjoyed it! And yes - Crispin Glover was a total hoot. Also, it was a great looking film and it stuck very closely to the book. Poor Constance, and that smile that said 'Everything is all right - it MUST be all right'. :) I'd love to hear you do a review of it, if you ever get the chance.

              • Movies And Munchies
                Movies And Munchies   1 months back

                @Curious World I just watched 'We Have Always Lived in the Castle' - loved the tone and look of the whole thing...and especially enjoyed Crispin Glover! Thanks for the recommendation!

            • gospelevans
              gospelevans  2 months back

              Plz read the novella. It explains things more........they are worshipping the rock-hence the church

              Movie gave me the heebie jeevies so i stopped 20min in. Learned my lesson from misnomer-stop if im weirded out

              • Peter Knagge
                Peter Knagge  1 months back

                I'm not great with horror movies and hate jump scares with a passion I found this film bearable. You've probably already past the creepiest part. That said one of my favourite horror movies is _28 Days Later_ and I couldn't sleep for days after that. If you don't like horror films I also recommend _The Ritual_ it's really creepy but it was one of the 1st Netflix films that completely surpassed my expectations and the way the film is set you can still sleep at night. (Don't watch the reviews idiot critics have posted video thumbnails that completely spoil the film forever.)
                Anyway I actually liked the mystery _In The Tall Grass_ movie had and it didn't bother me.
                I found watching _It_ and _The Apostle_ (Netflix) an accomplishment and my imagination had made the movies far more scary than they actually were. (Actually fear is core themes of both of the movies and _It_ even has classic movie titles at the town cinema.) I haven't read the novella _In The Tall Grass_ but apparently the novella is a lot darker and more violent than the movie.

              • S T
                S T  2 months back

                Yeah, the books are always better.

              • gospelevans
                gospelevans  2 months back

                @Movies And Munchies it was. King wrote it with his son

              • Movies And Munchies
                Movies And Munchies   2 months back

                I think I will check out the novella, I was sure the film was missing some key points.

            • Martha J
              Martha J  2 months back

              I had mixed feelings on this one. Visually, it was gorgeous and it was creepy and entertaining enough but I actually got distracted/bored/confused throughout. Once I finished the movie, I listened to an explanation online and I understood and appreciated it a little more.

              As far as Criminal, I have enjoyed the UK and German were great but was dissapointed with France and haven't started with Spain. Is the one from the 3 that you really liked in Spain??

              • Movies And Munchies
                Movies And Munchies   2 months back

                @Martha J Spain may have one decent on in there, but it was by far my least favorite of the series.

              • Martha J
                Martha J  2 months back

                @Movies And Munchies Totally agree. It wasn't fantastic but certainly not terrible! I thought you had said there was 1 Spain one that was a good story on your review...🤔

              • Movies And Munchies
                Movies And Munchies   2 months back

                Yeah, this wasn't great, but not on the terrible scale for me. For Criminal, Spain was my least favorite series...if you haven't watched it yet, you can skip it and be just fine!

            • gospelevans
              gospelevans  2 months back

              Hey, boo