Netflix set 2019 release for their movie based on one of Stephen King's most disturbing horror stories
We read the original story and couldn't sleep for a week.
Netflix and Stephen King are obviously having a very productive partnership, with the streaming service housing two fantastic adaptations of his works in the last year or so, with both Gerald's Game and 1922 proving to be pretty great chillers.
While we have already put together our list of 9 Netflix movies we're dying to see in 2019, their next collaboration with the author should prove to be the best of the lot, as they have confirmed this new scary movie will also be released this year.
In The Tall Grass was a story co-written by King and his fellow horror writer son Joe Hill, and we'll leave it to the adaptation's director Vincenzo Natali to explain why it is so scary (via Screen Daily):
"[Two teenagers, brother and sister, and going on a road trip, when] they go to assist a boy [apparently lost in the field of long grass], they discover that strange forces are at work. Space is warped so that one minute they are together and the next they are miles apart. The field is an ineffable maze from which there is no escape. Before long they have lost their bearings and each other. But they are not alone…
"Who would think that grass could be frightening? Trust Stephen King and Joe Hill to find a way. They have transformed an otherwise innocuous Kansas field into a stage for some of the most disturbing horror fiction I have ever read."
Natali is a bad hand at disturbing, mind-melting scary stuff - he's the guy behind sci-fi horror Cube, genetically engineered thriller Splice, and some of the best episodes of Westworld - and he's got himself a great cast to bring it to the big screen, headed by scream-king himself Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring, Insidious, the upcoming Annabelle 3).
King also has IT: Chapter 2 coming out in 2019, so it looks like we're still in the midst of his horror comeback. Long may it last!