The Fields

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"Be More Afraid Of The Living, Than The Dead..."
  • NR
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 4.3  (1,908)

The Fields is a tense and suspenseful horror-thriller from 2011, set in rural Pennsylvania in the late 1970s. The film's plot focuses on a young boy named Steven (Joshua Ormond), who is sent to stay with his grandparents on their farm for the summer. Steven's grandfather Harris (Cloris Leachman) is a cantankerous and unpleasant man, while his grandmother Gladys (Faith Ford) is kind and nurturing towards him.

But as Steven begins to explore the farm and the surrounding woods, he becomes aware of a sinister presence lurking in the shadows. There are rumors of a local legend known as the "Creature of Coogan's Hollow," said to be a monster that preys on the people living in the area. Soon, Steven begins to witness strange and unnerving occurrences, including dead animals turning up on the farm, eerie noises coming from the woods at night, and the discovery of human remains that seem to have been buried in a nearby field.

Steven is not the only one experiencing these frightening events, as his fellow residents in the area are also being terrorized by the mysterious entity. One of the most vocal is Tara (Tara Reid), a local barmaid who has had her own terrifying encounter with the creature. In an attempt to protect themselves, Steven and Tara team up to investigate the source of the evil, only to find themselves in the midst of a terrifying and deadly confrontation.

Throughout the film, the tension gradually builds and the sense of dread becomes more palpable. The cinematography captures the eerie atmosphere of the Pennsylvania countryside, with the fields of tall grass and dense forests becoming symbols of danger and fear. The creature itself is never shown in full, but instead is suggested through glimpses and shadows, adding to the sense of unease and mystery.

The performances in The Fields are strong, particularly from veteran actress Cloris Leachman in her role as the bitter and confrontational Harris. Joshua Ormond gives a convincing portrayal of a vulnerable young boy caught in the middle of terrifying circumstances, while Tara Reid brings depth and complexity to her character, who struggles to come to terms with the trauma of her encounter with the creature. The supporting cast, which includes the likes of Bev Appleton and Elizabeth Uhl, all deliver solid performances that help to flesh out the film's world.

Overall, The Fields is a well-crafted horror-thriller that knows how to deliver the scares. It doesn't rely on cheap jump scares or gore, but instead builds its tension through careful pacing, strong performances, and a chilling atmosphere. Fans of classic horror films like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre or The Blair Witch Project are sure to appreciate the film's ability to generate fear through suggestion and implication, rather than through overt violence. At the same time, the film has a strong human element, with Steven's journey becoming a poignant coming-of-age story amidst all the horror. For those looking for a genuinely scary movie that is both well-made and emotionally resonant, The Fields offers an unforgettable and deeply frightening experience.

The Fields is a 2011 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.3.

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    4.3  (1,908)