The Tall Man poses the question, “How far would you go to save a child from a dismal fate?” In the small ex-mining town and surrounding areas of Cold Rock, Washington, children are disappearing. They are taken in the night by a dark figure – an urban legend called, The Tall Man. A local nurse, Julia (Jessica Biel), tries desperately to keep the townsfolk healthy despite the town’s failing economy and rampant alcoholism. She struggles for common sense with the townsfolk until one night, her young one, David, is kidnapped. She is hot on the trail of the culprit immediately upon his kidnapping, in some intense and high-action chase sequences. Short of revealing any spoilers, let me just say that what follows is a shocking plot twist that first reminded me of The Wicker Man, but turned out to be much different. This is a cleverly written and well-acted thriller by Pascal Laugier, director of Martyrs.
This is so wild! I just watched it last night. It’s been in my Netflix Queue for a while and I finally decided to view it. I was very happy with it. Quite the twist! It’s hard to keep me hanging and this one sure did! Another one that surprised me was The Hunter with Willem Dafoe. I’ll watch anything he’s in and this one was dark, disturbing and very enjoyable.
I was a little iffy when seeing the trailer but i’m glad I watched it.
This is on Netflix and been meaning to,watch this
worth the watch although its not completely a horror movie, more like a suspense thriller.
I watched and reviewed this a while back. I went in blind and expected a film similar to Martyrs, and whilst its nothing like it, I still loved it.
Nice write up buddy 🙂
thanks Ty, yeah it wasn’t what I expected either but I’m glad I watched it.
Me too, nice twist and I know people dont like her but Jessica Biel was very good I thought!
I dont want to spoil anything, but as I mentioned in my review, did you notice any character just disappear? Was weird……
Netflix streaming? Sounds good. I’ll check it out.
Well worth the watch!
Such a great surprise and Laugier pulled off a thought provoking thriller that defies normal horror movie trappings and becomes a stalwart thriller. Glad you liked it too!
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