The best horror movies are the ones that hew closest to reality.
I’m not talking slashers or serial killers (and certainly not the supernatural). But give me a realistic threat – with all the random, arbitrary tragedy that life dishes out everyday – and that’s scary to me.
“The Tall Man” achieves that kind of chilling quality, up to a point. Pascal Laugier’s story of a small, depressed town dealing with missing children, taken by a mysterious figure known only as the Tall Man, keeps you plugged in – right up until it pulls the rug out from under you.
In the end, you’ll either buy it – and appreciate the twist that changes everything you’ve seen – or you won’t.
This review continues on my website.