The Tall Man is a new horror/thriller starring Jessica Biel as a mother in search of her son, who has been abducted in a small town.
You’ll never guess what they call the guy who keeps abducting the kids.
Come on… guess.
The tall man. OH SNAPDRAGON.
At least, I think so.
Essentially the idea is that there’s a small town that’s turned to shit because of a mine closing, but there’s something else insidious going on. The children of this town are going missing. Everyone is scared, but no one is doing anything or can figure out what to do.
Dun dun duh.
But wait! There’s a pretty young lady with a young son, and she doesn’t buy into all this bad luck mumbo jumbo. At least, not until her son is abducted. Then her stupid, but pretty, eyes are opened, and she starts tracking down this killer. But what is the truth? Where have all the children gone?
That’s the tag line I think. “Where are the children.” It’s in French in the trailer, but I’m pretty good at deciphering other languages. For instance, in Canadian when they say “Sister” they mean “wife.”
Oh, wait. They speak English. They just marry their sisters.
The Tall Man
The Tall Man was both written and directed by Pascal Laugier. He worked on The Brotherhood of the Wolf about ten years ago, but his title for the film was Assistant de Machemort.
What the heck does that mean?
The Tall Man Trailer
The Tall Man Release Date
August 31, 2012.
Who’s In It?
Jessica Biel … Julia Denning
Jodelle Ferland … Jenny
Stephen McHattie … Lt. Dodd
Jakob Davies … David
William B. Davis … Sheriff Chestnut
Samantha Ferris … Tracy
Katherine Ramdeen … Carol
Kyle Harrison Breitkopf … David #2
Teach Grant … Steven
Alicia Gray … Young Mother #3
G. Michael Gray … Father of Missing Boy
Eve Harlow … Christine
John Mann … Douglas
Jodi Sadowsky … David’s New Mother
Garwin Sanford … Robert
Colleen Wheeler … Mrs. Johnson
Janet Wright … Trish
What’s Good About It?
I like Jessica Biel. She’s a fantastic actress. I wasn’t sure of that before Powder Blue, but I saw another side of her that really turned me around.
Actually, I saw her boobs. That did the trick.
What’s Bad About It?
I’ve seen this film before. Over and over. And over.
And over. The Tall Man doesn’t really seem to be treading any new ground. Congratulations!
Our Clever Prediction
I don’t expect The Tall Man to do much business. The title is stupid, the plot cliched, and Biel, for all her insane hotness, isn’t a draw. Don’t count on it making loads of cash.