Netflix's new Stephen King horror 'In The Tall Grass' has totally divided opinion
There's no doubt that Stephen King is one of the best horror writers of all time. Seriously, just think about how many books he's written over the years, and how many of them are still classics: The Shining, Carrie, Misery, IT, The Green Mile, Christine, Cujo. The list goes on and on and on.
But for all the brilliant books he's written, there are a few that don't quite work, and have been forgotten. I mean, come on: how many people have read Duma Key for example? Or have read some of the lesser-known Bachman books? Yeah: I thought so.
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Indeed, it seems as though the latest Stephen King adaptation (following hot on the heels of IT: Chapter Two) has ended up with a pretty polarising reception, with some viewers loving it, and other people totally unsure of it.
'In The Tall Grass' is a Netflix movie starring Patrick Wilson, Rachel Wilson, and Harrison Gilbertson, and is based on the 2012 novella written by King and his son Joe Hill.
Here are some of the negative reactions to the movie from Twitter-users:
The movie tells the story of a brother and a sister, Becky and Carl Demuth, who stop off at an old church while driving to San Deigo. They hear a small boy cry for help in the meadows and decide to follow him, and soon become lost in the terrifying grass maze. Becky is attacked by an unknown assailant, and the two siblings begin to slowly lose their sanity as fear overwhelms them...
And here are some of the more positive opinions:
The movie currently has an approval rating of 43 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 40 reviews, with an average rating of 5.41/10. RT describes the movie as: "A potentially intriguing premise is rapidly lost in the weeds during In the Tall Grass which struggles to stretch its slim source material to feature-length."
So is the movie a turkey, or a modern-day classic, or just so-so? I guess the only way to find out is to watch it and decide for yourself...