Released today was the trailer for the upcoming film The Tall Man, a suspense thriller about a mysterious figure that is the cause of missing children surrounding a small town called Cold Rock. The film is starring Jessica Biel (Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, The Illusionist) who plays a nurse living in the town with her young son. Dismissive of the Tall Man legend, she comes to be a believer when upon coming home she finds that her boy’s room is empty. Rushing downstairs she catches a glimpse of a dark figure holding him and chases after it desperate to find out where her child was taken and what this legend really is.
Mythical Tall Man Terrorizes Small Town
The legend of Tall Man in this movie is similar to the popular urban legend called Slender man, who is also a mythical tall and dark creature who steals away children in the night.
Tall Man is directed by Pascal Laugier, who also did the gruesome revenge masterpiece Martyrs. While this one isn’t nearly as bloody and graphic, it has the same effect of Martyrs in the sense that you are completely drawn in and mesmerized by the story which keeps you guessing until the very end. Little has been released about the film to avoid spoilers that might take away from the overall experience. Usually though, that’s for the best.
Also starring in the film are Jodelle Ferland (Silent Hill, Case 39), and Stephen McHattie (Exit Humanity, Watchmen, Pontypool) adding some horror veterans to the mix.
The Tall Man is set for theatrical release on August 31st 2012 and is rated R for violence and terror.