There was always the possibility that you get the opportunity to step into the cornfield in Field of Dreams and find it isn’t all that pleasant. That seems to be the case with In the Tall Grass, an adaptation of a Stephen King and son Joe Hill novella. The movie is arriving direct to Netflix in a few weeks and the trailer looks like prime viewing material for the Halloween season.
It’s anyone’s guess how much or little it will follow the 2012 novella, but the trailer has a nice and creepy closed room mystery vibe, with a touch King’s original foray into the field, 1977’s Children of the Corn and M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening. The horror movie street cred comes from versatile actor Patrick Wilson, who took on The Phantom of the Opera before joining the Watchmen, faced aliens in Prometheus, and cannibals in Bone Tomahawk, before his co-starring role in Aquaman. Now he’s the top horror film pick as a staple of the Insidious and The Conjuring franchises with four Conjuring films so far (and another coming next year).
In the Tall Grass is directed by familiar TV filmmaker Vincenzo Natali (The Returned, Orphan Black, Wayward Pines, Luke Cage, The Strain, American Gods, Lost in Space, Westworld) and co-stars Laysla De Oliveira (Locke & Key, iZombie) and Rachel Wilson (Charmed, Impulse), with spooky music by Mark Korven (The Lighthouse).
Check out the trailer for In the Tall Grass:
In the Tall Grass arrives on Netflix in a few weeks. Look for it October 4.