With The Tall Man, writer/director Pascal Laugier seems to be abandoning the gory and extreme hell he created in Martyrs in favor of a more atmospheric tale in the vein of his previous film House of Voices (which I randomly found a couple of years ago at Big Lots for only $3!). The official trailer has been released by Image Entertainment, and while you may not get a heavy dose of scenes spotlighting the cloaked figure lurking amid the shadows, the footage does setup the seemingly normal, small, mountainous town and the history surrounding some child disappearances. There have been several international trailers that have surfaced online for the film. This new “official trailer” is certainly not a stretch in terms of showing new footage, but it will still excite horror fans excited for this upcoming thriller. Not to mention, seeing Jessica Biel (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake) return to horror is quite refreshing in its own right. Enjoy the trailer below. The Tall Man enters theaters on August 31st.
In an isolated, slowly dying mining town, children are vanishing without a trace – abducted, the townsfolk whisper, by a mysterious entity known locally as “The Tall Man.” Town nurse Julia Denning (Biel) seems skeptical… until her young David disappears in the middle of night. Frantic to rescue the boy, Julia lives every parent’s darkest nightmare in this twisting, shock-around-each-corner thriller from acclaimed director Pascal Laugier