Netflix is celebrating Friday the 13th with the release of photos and video from four upcoming horror films. All four films will premiere in October, perfectly timed for getting viewers into the Halloween spirit.
In the Tall Grass based on the novella by Stephen King and his son, Joe Hill, arrives on October 4, 2019. Harrison Gilbertson, Laysla De Oliveira, Avery Whitted, Will Buie Jr., Rachel Wilson, and Patrick Wilson star, and Vincenzo Natali adapted the story and directed. Steven Hoban, Mark Smith, Jimmy Miller, and M. Riley served as producers.
Netflix’s official description for the film: “When siblings Becky and Cal hear the cries of a young boy lost within a field of tall grass, they venture in to rescue him, only to become ensnared themselves by a sinister force that quickly disorients and separates them. Cut off from the world and unable to escape the field’s tightening grip, they soon discover that the only thing worse than getting lost is being found.”
Brad Anderson directs Fractured set to premiere on October 11, 2019. Sam Worthington, Lily Rabe, Stephen Tobolowsky, and Adjoa Andoh star in the thriller from director Brad Anderson. Alan McElroy wrote the screenplay and Paul Schiff, Mike Macari, and Neal Edelstein produced.
The official synopsis: “Driving home after a tense holiday weekend with his in-laws, Ray Monroe (Worthington), a well-meaning but overwhelmed family man, pulls into a rest area with his wife Joanne (Rabe) and daughter Peri (Capri). The trip takes a turn for the worse when Peri is hurt in an accident and the family rushes to a nearby emergency room run by a staff with dubious intentions. After being sent away for further testing Peri and Joanne vanish and all records of their visit disappear. Ray’s concern turns into a desperate race to find his family and discover the truth of what happened to them.”
Charlie Shotwell, Max Martini, Sadie Sink, with Lili Taylor and Kelly Reilly star in Eli premiering on October 18th. Sinister 2‘s Ciarán Foy directed from a screenplay by David Chirchirillo, Ian Goldberg, and Richard Naing. Trevor Macy and John Zaozirny produced, with Melinda Nishioka executive producing.
Eli’s plot: “Eli is the story of a young boy (Shotwell) plagued with an unknown, debilitating illness that requires him to live completely sealed off from the outside world. After exhausting every option, his parents (Reilly and Martini) put their trust – and his life – in the hands of a doctor (Taylor) whose experimental, cutting edge treatments at her clean house facility may hold Eli’s last hope. As Eli undergoes the tremendously intense process that could potentially cure him, he begins to be haunted by experiences that make him question who he can trust and what is lurking inside the house.”
Finally, Rattlesnake slithers onto Netflix on October 25th starring Carmen Ejogo, Theo Rossi, Emma Greenwell, and Apollonia Pratt. Zak Hilditch wrote and directed and Ross M. Dinerstein produced. Carmen Ejogo, Ross Girard, and Zak Hilditch served as executive producers.
The Rattlesnake plot: “Katrina (Ejogo) is a single mother driving cross country to start a new life with her young daughter Clara (Pratt) when their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. As Katrina changes the tire, Clara wanders off the desert road and is bitten by a venomous rattlesnake. Desperate to save her daughter’s life, Katrina accepts the help of a mysterious woman, but after she miraculously heals Clara, Katrina is asked to repay the good deed by killing a stranger in exchange for the life saved. Without time to lose, she must wrestle with the morality of who deserves to live and who should die, before her daughter’s life is once again put in peril at sundown.”