Stephen King's new Netflix movie looks like an absolute nightmare

The first trailer for 'In The Tall Grass' looks utterly terrifying.

It’s Stephen King season, friends. It: Chapter Two has already made waves at the box office (if not critically), and Doctor Sleep is right around the corner. While those may be the highest-profile King adaptations of 2019, don’t sleep on a new Netflix film called In The Tall Grass, coming your way on October 4.

Based on a 2012 novella by King and his son Joe Hill (author of Horns and N0S4A2, among others), it tells the story of a group of people who become lost in a vast field of tall grass that seems to possess some sort of paranormal energy. It’s a tense, claustrophobic tale being brought to the screen by director Vincenzo Natali of Splice and Cube fame.

The trailer opens with siblings Cal (Avery Whitted) and Becky (Laysla De Oliveira) venturing into a massive field of tall grass after they hear a cry for help from a young boy. They’re soon separated and find themselves lost in a field that seems to defy direction and logic. Panic sets in. Soon they’re joined by others (among them the Ocean Master himself, Patrick Wilson), including their friend who seems to have been there longer than them — despite his claims that he entered the grass to find them. Cell phone service is nonexistent and the group soon realizes something unnatural has begun. As night encroaches, all hell begins to break loose in classic Stephen King fashion and there’s no telling what the field has in store for them all.

If the last few decades have taught us anything it’s that we can expect some great personal drama mixed with engaging supernatural lore from this one. King is the master of the macabre but Hill has a real knack for integrating elements of fantasy into horror in ways you’d never expect.


In The Tall Grass is streaming on Netflix October 4, just in time to get you in the mood for Halloween.