Talk to Me

When a group of friends discover how to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand, they become hooked on the new thrill, until one of them goes too far and unleashes terrifying supernatural forces.

  • Released: 2023-07-28
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Genre: Horror, Thrillers
  • Stars: Sophie Wilde, Miranda Otto, Ari McCarthy, Cass Cumerford, Harli Ames, Otis Dhanji, Sarah Brokensha, Robin Northover, Alexandria Steffensen, Jodie Dry, Zoe Terakes, Chris Alosio, Jem O'Callaghan, Marcus Johnson, Leonardo Dantès
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  • masonfisk - 28 June 2024
    An effective horror film from last year where a parlor game amongst teens soon goes awry. Latchkey teen, Sophie Wilde (who I watched in a Netflix limited series named You Don't Know Me) has been hanging around a lot w/a neighbor's family particularly a brother & sister, Joe Bird & Alexandra Jensen, since her mother has passed from a suicide. Hoping to cope w/the loss she falls in w/a marauding bunch of partying teens who have come up w/a gimmick; a porcelain hand is brought to the party where a participant has to grasp the hand for 90 seconds where they'll be possessed by a passed soul. Wilde takes to the activity (feeling she's getting some closure w/her departed mum) & even volunteers Jensen/Bird's basement where the sessions continue unabated until Bird decides to have a go as well which goes disastrously wrong sending him to the hospital for physical injuries but the teens suspect a residual spirit is squatting inside of Bird which Wilde reasons another few bouts w/the hand will eventually cure him which as per the paradigm of these stories doesn't end well. Feeling like a logical place the last Evil Dead film (Evil Dead Rise) should've gone where evil yarns w/the dead on the fringes could've extended the series into a new, vibrant direction. Much ballyhooed as a great calling card for directors Danny & Michael Philippou (former youtubers who have parlayed their online work into a feature film) who hit this concept out of the park w/a sequel on the way makes much w/very little, leaving this viewer approriately shaken & stirred awaiting their next release. Also starring Lord of the Rings' Miranda Otto as Jensen/Bird's mother.
  • m-47826 - 12 May 2024
    The dumbing down of horror continues...
    If you hated « It Follows » you will probably hate this. From the trailer, I knew I wouldn't like this movie. But I've decided to watch it anyway, because I love horror movies, and am the kind who wants to see things for myself. And, well this isn't horror. Maybe if you're twelve, and I'm being generous. I saw the ending coming a mile away, the part where the little bother was trying to gouge his own eye out, was so over the top and unnecessary, I bursted out laughing. Seriously, why? They actually never explained why that old lady wanted to harm « herself ». And the presence of a dying kangaroo in the story is just too on the nose. And in a time where every horror movies and TV shows warned us about the dangers of being possessed, you wonder if all these kids been living under a rock. I'm also sick of all the stupid characters (they just kept making everything you shouldn't do in a horror movie) played by plain looking actors (does everything has to be so damn banal all the time?). To think they green lit a sequel out of this run of the mill concept, keep showing how low audiences expectations are today. At least some of these actors can cry on command, which secures them a spot at the next popular soap's cast list. But was the movie worth my time and changed the bad opinion I have of « elevated horror »? Absolutely not.