May 29, 2024

Talk to Me 2023 Movie Review

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Talk to Me 2023 Movie Review

Listen up, horror fiends! If you’re a fan of Drag Me to Hell, Flatliners or Idle Hands, you’re gonna love this gritty and gruesome Australian gem.

Supernatural horror film Talk To Me is the theatrical debut of directing brothers Danny Philippou and Michael Philippou, known for their YouTube channel, Racka Racka.

Talk To Me’s story revolves around a group of friends who stumble upon a peculiar discovery-the ability to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand. What starts as a thrill-seeking experiment (filmed and shared online, naturally) quickly spirals into a terrifying ordeal when one of them takes their curiosity too far, unleashing sinister and supernatural forces upon themselves.

With its tightly woven narrative and dry wit, Talk To Me keeps us both engaged and entertained throughout its entire 94 minutes. With this tight and tidy runtime, the story holds a good pace, builds suspense and provides levity in all the right moments-refreshing in an era where unnecessarily long features have become the norm!

Talk To Me’s raw and gritty cinematography captures everything we’ve come to love about Australian film. If you enjoyed Animal Kingdom, Snowtown and The Babadook, you’ll love the authentic look and feel of this film.

But, be warned! Talk To Me contains some brutal, head-smashing scenes that will avert even the biggest gorehound’s gaze. I personally haven’t seen special effects this realistic and visceral since the Argentinian horror film Terrified.

Looking around me at the youngsters in the theatre, and considering the average age of the cast (basically foetal), I wondered if Talk To Me was going to be the average, run of the mill, soft teen horror flick. But, I’m thrilled to say it got under my skin with its interesting story, relatable characters and some pretty convincing performances from lead Sophie Wilde (Mia), newcomer Joe Bird (Riley), and Miranda Otto (Sue).

Overall, Talk To Me is one of the most exciting horror movies to emerge from Australia in recent years. So, go watch. Let it in. Possession has never been so much fun!

Talk to Me 2023 Movie Review