The Tall Man

The Tall Man

Streaming Video - 2012
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Darkness has descended over the northwestern town of Cold Rock. One by one, its children are disappearing. They leave behind neither clues nor credible witnesses, but instead a legend, a story cloaked in shadows passed from neighbor to neighbor... And with it, a building sense of terror which threatens to devour what's left of the community itself. Superstitious locals talk of 'The Tall Man,' a mysterious figure who takes the children away, never to be seen again. But Julia Denning (Jessica Biel) has no time for legends or superstitions. A nurse doing her best for the emotionally distraught and economically devastated former mining town, she tries instead to preserve a semblance of normality both at work and at home. Until terror enters her own front door. Waking up in the middle of the night, she races to her child's bedroom, only to discover an empty bed - and a hulking specter in the downstairs doorway who steals off into the darkness with her boy (Jakob Davies). As Julia follows in pursuit, she will stop at nothing and will risk everything to save him. Joined by determined investigator, Lt. Dodd (Stephen McHattie) and the town's local sheriff (William B. Davis), the chase is on and with it the quest for answers: Who is 'The Tall Man'? What has become of the children? Soon, the town of Cold Rock will have the answers it so desperately seeks, answers that will shake the community to its core. A suspense-filled thriller like no other, THE TALL MAN mines a corrosive world of fear and terror before ultimately revealing its own unimaginable truth.
Publisher: [United States] : Image Entertainment : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 106 min.)) : sd., col
Call Number: eVideo

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Monolith
May 01, 2016

A different approach -- a film disguised as a horror, but as the layers are peeled away, it reveals something much different, and far more sad. And selfless.

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michaelbrouillette
Jan 24, 2015

Definitely not what I was expecting. I thought this was going to be a horror, but it's not. That being said however, it was still enjoyable. The first 40 minutes or so are very boring, and I was contemplating giving up and shutting it off. But after that the pace picked up considerable and it got pretty good.

Worth a watch if you're into mystery movies.

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jazeebelle
Jun 26, 2014

i completely agree with bears1985... it was humdrum for the first hour, but i'm really glad i stuck with it. It's also to me, one of those movies that gets even better in hindsight.

Kelly196 Jun 18, 2014

The storyline in this movie guides the audience towards a horrifying tale in a small town where young children are disappearing. Very intriguing conclusion. Worth watching.

bears1985 Jan 25, 2014

Kinda of slow and wierd but after you see the whole movie it comes together. You need to watch the whole movie than judge it not bad neat twist

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JEarl
Jun 26, 2013

TERRIBLE..AWFUL..I was expecting so much more.

MadameCurie1 Mar 11, 2013

Skip it, not worth the time. Why is Jessica Biel doing such a terrible movie?

Erock216 Feb 26, 2013

Another one those gov't. posing as the Boogeyman again...but still OK.

aaa5756 Feb 20, 2013

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

mrsgail5756 Feb 20, 2013

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

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“It’s not fun to be a werewolf. You eat s**t and howl at the moon all night.”

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