‘The Tall Man,’ reviewed by Marshall Fine


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.

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