Talk To Me
If you are looking for a horror movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat and make you question your sanity, then you might want to check out Talk to Me, the latest offering from A24, the studio behind acclaimed films like Hereditary, Midsommar, and The Lighthouse.
Talk to Me is the feature directorial debut of Danny and Michael Philippou, also known as RackaRacka, a pair of Australian brothers who rose to fame with their viral YouTube videos featuring over-the-top action and gore. The film stars Sophie Wilde as Mia, a bored teenager who joins her friends in a dangerous game of contacting the dead using an embalmed hand. What starts as a fun and thrilling experiment soon turns into a nightmare when Mia becomes possessed by a malevolent spirit that won’t let go.
The film also features Don Cheadle in a cameo role as a mysterious man who warns Mia and her friends about the dangers of playing with the hand. Cheadle, who is best known for his roles in movies like Hotel Rwanda, Crash, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, said he was drawn to the project by the originality and intensity of the script. He also praised the Philippou brothers for their vision and talent, saying they are “the future of horror”.
Talk to Me premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, where it received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. The film was praised for its inventive premise, its stunning practical effects, its dark humor, and its terrifying scares. Many critics compared it to classic horror films like The Evil Dead and The Exorcist, while also noting its relevance to contemporary issues like social media addiction and peer pressure.
Talk to Me is set to hit theaters on July 28, 2023. If you are a fan of horror movies that will make you scream, laugh, and think, then you won’t want to miss this one. Just be careful who you talk to after watching it. You never know who might be listening.