The horror genre has always been a favorite among moviegoers, and the upcoming A24 film “Talk to Me” is no exception. Directed by Danny and Michael Philippou, the film explores the terrifying world of the supernatural and the consequences of meddling with it. Starring Sophie Wilde as Mia, the film follows a group of friends who become obsessed with communicating with the dead, leading to a haunting and unsettling series of events.
The Premise of “Talk to Me” follows Mia, a teenager who becomes fixated on the idea of communicating with her deceased mother on the anniversary of her death. With the help of her friends, she attempts to summon her mother’s spirit using an embalmed hand. However, their attempt at a seance quickly turns into something much more sinister, as the group is plunged into a world of horror and the supernatural.
“Talk to Me” marks the feature debut of twin brothers Danny and Michael Philippou, best known for their popular YouTube channel RackaRacka. The script was co-written by Danny Philippou and Bill Hinzman. The film boasts an impressive cast that includes Joe Bird, Alexandra Jensen, Otis Dhanji, Zoe Terakes, and Miranda Otto.
Danny Philippou and Bill Hinzman worked together to write the script for the film. The film premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim, with IndieWire comparing it to “Flatliners” meets Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw productions. The film was subsequently acquired by A24 for a high seven-figure deal and screened at SXSW.
“Talk to Me” looks to be a film that thrives on the palpable tension and ambiguity of the horror genre. The film’s straightforward premise allows it to explore the deep, dark depths of the supernatural, creating a haunting and unsettling atmosphere that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats. While the ending may be somewhat simplistic, the film’s overall appeal lies in its ability to create an unforgettable horror experience.
A24 has established itself as a leading producer of exceptional and groundbreaking horror films, and “Talk to Me” is the latest addition to its impressive collection. Over the years, the studio has gained a reputation for creating some of the most innovative and thought-provoking horror movies in recent history. Their portfolio includes films like Ari Aster’s “Beau Is Afraid,” Alex Garland’s “Civil War,” and Jonathan Glazer’s “The Zone of Interest,” which have all been widely acclaimed for their originality and skillful execution.
Furthermore, A24 is set to release Ti West’s horror trilogy “X,” which has garnered a lot of attention from horror enthusiasts around the world. The trilogy will conclude with “MaXXXine,” a film that stars the talented Mia Goth. But the studio’s commitment to showcasing young and upcoming talent does not stop there. The seventeen-year-old director Kane Parsons, the creative mind behind the immensely popular YouTube series “The Backrooms,” will also make his feature debut with an A24 horror film.
For this film, Danny and Michael Philippou’s unique perspective brings a real-life meta twist to the fictional social media-savvy teens of “Talk to Me.” The film is produced by 21 Laps Entertainment, alongside James Wan, Michael Clear, Judson Scott, and Alayna Glasthal for Atomic Monster.
“Talk to Me” is an upcoming horror film that is anticipated to be a spine-chilling and unforgettable experience, delving into the eerie world of the supernatural. The film boasts an impressive cast of talented actors, and skilled filmmakers, and an exploration of the dark and twisted depths of horror. As a result, it promises to be an absolute must-see for all horror enthusiasts. So, if you’re a fan of the genre, make sure to mark your calendars for July 28th when “Talk to Me” hits theaters.
In the meantime, be sure to check out the newly released trailer to get a sneak peek of the supernatural terror that awaits.