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Netflix’s New Stephen King Horror Has Everyone Talking

Stephen King is the undeniable master of things horror.
King, who created grizzly novels such as IT, Carrie, and The Shining in the 1970s and 1980s, boasts an impressive career in scaring people senseless.

Though King found the majority of his fame a couple of decades ago, the recent remake of the IT franchise has put the iconic author back on the map.

And, as a result, King’s presence on the streaming site, Netflix, has steadily been growing over the past couple of years, with spooky movie adaptations of Gerald’s Game and 1922 making their way into the vast selection.

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And this month, after the success of the first two movies, another Stephen King special has found itself on the streaming site.

In The Tall Grass, which was initially written by King and his son, Joe Hill, and published in 2 parts in the July and August of 2012, landed on Netflix on October 4th. And, in classic King style, the novel follows a grizzly, dark, and demented plot.

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After hearing a young boy’s cry for help, siblings, Becky and Cal venture into a vast field of tall grass in Kansas, but soon discover there may be no way out…and that something evil lurks within.

The siblings quickly get lost within the grass and become separated from one another. The film follows their journey to escaping the grass, and the creepy entities lurking close by.

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Sounds good so far, right?

Well, not everybody thinks so. The reaction to the movie adaptation has been incredibly mixed, and Twitter users have been divided as to whether the movie is worth a watch.

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With the movie being a Stephen King creation, many people have of course praised the adaptation, rating it 10/10 and highly recommending it. One viewer even wrote, “Ok but the movie, In The Tall Grass on Netflix… MIND F***** ME… I’m laying in bed right now just thinking about what tf happened.”

However, not everyone has been so complimentary.

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Many Twitter users have criticized the movie for being too “long-winded”, and have even dubbed the plot as “confusing” and “hard to follow”. One Twitter user wrote, “Couldn’t understand even a single scene from the movie. In The Tall Grass is stupid, confusing and exhaustive. Someone, please give me the last two hours of my life back.”

The movie currently has an IMDb rating of 5.6/10 off the back of more than 8,500 raters, and a score of just 40 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

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