Halloween has crept up on us finally, and horror enthusiasts are in for yet another chilling treat. The Australian supernatural horror film Talk to Me has arrived on Netflix UK, and it’s already being hailed as one of the “scariest” horror films of 2022.
Directed by the talented duo Danny and Michael Philippou in their feature debuts and written by Danny Philippou and Bill Hinzman based on a concept by Daley Pearson, the film is a spine-tingling experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The film features an ensemble cast, including Sophie Wilde as Mia, Alexandra Jensen as Jade, Joe Bird as Riley, and Otis Dhanji as Daniel, among others. The story revolves around a group of teenagers who stumble upon a mysterious embalmed hand, rumoured to allow communication with spirits. Little do they know that their newfound ability to “talk to the dead” will lead them down a dark and horrifying path.
Talk to Me made its debut at the Adelaide Film Festival on October 30th, 2022, almost exactly a year ago, and it has taken the world by storm. The film’s unique concept, combined with outstanding direction, bone-chilling horror sequences, practical effects, and exceptional sound design, has garnered critical acclaim. Sophie Wilde and Joe Bird’s performances have particularly stood out, adding to the film’s overall draw.
The plot is an intricately woven tale of horror, tragedy, and supernatural possession. The film starts with a mysterious and gruesome incident at a house party, setting the stage for the eerie events that follow. Mia, played by Wilde, is the central character, struggling with the loss of her mother and her emotionally distant father. Her life takes a terrifying turn when she, along with her friends, discovers the embalmed hand’s power.
The film’s gripping narrative unfolds as the group crosses boundaries they never should have. Possession, dark spirits, and a race against time ensue, leading to a series of spine-chilling events that will leave you breathless.
Talk to Me is not for the faint of heart, making it a perfect choice for a Halloween binge-watching session. The film’s release on Netflix UK couldn’t have come at a better time, allowing viewers to experience the terror in the comfort of their own homes.