Sadly another of Netflix horror flicks that simply didn’t work for me, Vincenzo Natali’s ‘In the Tall Grass’ had all the makings of a supernatural horror thriller, but fails to live up to the book that inspired it. It does start off interesting but the script gets increasingly weedy, as the leading pair ventures out into the grass land before them.
This is a weird land where the grass grows tall, and not much long after having entered it, siblings Becky (Laysla De Oliveira) and Cal DeMuth (Avery Whitted) discover that they are hopelessly lost. With more characters thrown in, it gets increasingly muddled up, until you give up, realizing that the grass has been rustling around for a bit too long.
It would require some impossible patience to not lose interest in the plot, and this is a film that taxes you with the several weeds that appear to have grown all over the place. The running time is no great relief either, and ‘In the Tall Grass’ ultimately does succeed in one thing, which is to alienate the viewers from the scary act that it tries to stage.