8. In the Tall Grass
Release Year: 2019
Directed By: Vincenzo Natali
Cast: Patrick Wilson, Laysla De Oliveira, Harrison Gilbertson, Avery Whitted, Rachel Wilson, Will Buie Jr.
As part of the Netflix and Chills event, the streaming service will be debuting In the Tall Grass on Oct. 4. The horror movie is based on the 2012 novella by Stephen King and his son, Joe Hill. In the Tall Grass was directed by Vincenzo Natali, known for his work on sci-fi movies such as Cube, Cypher, Nothing, and Splice.
The movie follows a pregnant woman and her brother who hear the voice of a young boy crying for help as they drive by a vast field of tall grass. They stop the car and venture into the grass only to find that there is no way out. Others also enter the grass with no options to escape. The group then learns that something sinister could be lurking in the field.
The project went into development in May 2018 and James Marsden was quickly cast in the lead role. Due to scheduling conflicts, Patrick Wilson took over the role of Ross Humboldt. The movie will have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest before dropping on Netflix. The streaming service has a history of adapting King’s work in the past so the movie will be a must-watch.