An early collaboration between the father and son team of Stephen King and Joe Hill – In The Tall Grass is classic King – pitting everyday folk against the horrifying reality of a field of grass.
It’s really what King does best – and he brought his song along for the ride on this one. Such a simple premise – a brother and sister traveling across the country make a quick stop along the side of the road – next to a field of tall grass – and in the distance they hear a young voice yelling for help. Compelled to help – things get out of hand quick. You’ll never look at a field of grass the same way again – that I can promise you.
So – Netflix adapted it and – I’m thinking I like it. Have a look at the trailer.
The official line from Netflix:
“Some places have a mind of their own.
Based on the novella by Stephen King and Joe Hill, 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. Written and directed by Vincenzo Natali.”
Don’t have long to wait – In The Tall Grass will hit Netflix on Oct. 4th.