The Tall Man is an upcoming horror/mystery film that will star Jessica Biel as Julia Denning. In a far away mining town that is slowly dying, the children have been vanishing without a trace. The people in the town seem to have an idea to why these abductions are happening and it is because of an unknown entity call “The Tall Man”. Nurse Denning however is sceptical about this urban legend until the worst of her fear manifests when her young David disappears in the middle of the night. Desperate to rescue her son, Julia Denning goes through the shocking twists of this nightmare to rescue her son. It’s been quite a while since Jessica Biel took part in a horror film, so let’s take a look at what she has to say about her new film: The Tall Man
“Jessica Biel In A New Horror film: The Tall Man
It’s been almost ten years since Jessica Biel last delved into the horror genre in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ¬remake and now she returns in Pascal Laugier’s The Tall Man. Biel plays Julia, a nurse who lives in an isolated town where children suddenly start being abducted by the ‘Tall Man’.
An entity whose legend exists in many cultures around the world, The Tall Man is always described by his height and featureless face and is known to take anyone he appears to, particularly children. While the fantastic cult hit Youtube series Marble Hornets’ explores the concept that The Slender Man (As he is also referred to) can take anyone, this feature focuses more on the original myths.
And who better to bring out the relevance of this legendary fable than Pascal Laugier?
In the jarring 2008 film Martyrs, Laugier took audiences through an almost unbearable but riveting story of a girl who had escaped being abducted who grows up and seeks revenge for what happened to her. Without giving too much away, the movie was truly a horror film that explored the hideousness of the human conscience in unimaginable ways-ways that once you see the movie cannot be unseen.
Biel’s affirms her interest in becoming involved with The Tall Man is credited to her appreciation of Martyrs. “I loved that film. I mean, it was incredibly brilliantly done. The violence is almost unwatchable, but that was the point, I think. I just thought he was the master with that film.”
For those who haven’t seen Martyrs, Laugier brought an intensity that came from the most unexpected places and circumstances. In most torture-gore films you don’t really care about the characters that are being put through unrealistic and ridiculous situations, but this director has proven that he could strike fear back into audiences by making the audiences believe that the terrible things his characters go through could actually happen.
Bringing the truth of a story out of his cast is a point in favor for The Tall Man, which starts with the skeptic Julia (Biel) having to accept the possibility of the existence of this entity when her own child goes missing. Biel describes her experience with Laugier,”
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The Tall Man is directed by Pascal Laugier and is going to be shown in cinemas on September 25th 2012.
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