I see dozens of horror movie trailers every week, but few can ratchet up the creepiness factor like the one I just watched for Tall Men (from writer/director Jonathan Holbrook). The film seems to have a lot going for it too; someone who caught Tall Men on the festival circuit calls it an “odd dark comedy with a vivid imagination… Like the Cohen brothers and Tim Burton produced a horror remake of Our Gang with an adult cast and a strong dose of sadism.” (Source)
Give it a watch and decide for yourself:
Official Synopsis: Terrence Mackleby claims bankruptcy after being over $80,000 in debt. His private world is turned upside down when Terrence is visited by strange demons and tall phantoms in business suits after he applies for a mysterious black credit card, in this nightmarish Holbrookian vision.
Tall Men stars Dan Crisafulli, Kay Whitney, Richard Garcia, Jeff Alden, Jackie Ayzenberg, and Brandon Cogo. Look for it on VOD, as well as Blu-ray & DVD, on May 9th.
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The titular Tall Men are part of what is becoming a classic trope, one inspired by horror masters like Vincent Price, adopted by iconic villains like Phantasm’s Tall Man (obviously), the “Gentlemen” from the Hush episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, creepypasta’s Slenderman, and the Men in Black of UFO conspiracy urban legends.
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