Today I am reviewing new-release, horror film: Talk To Me. It hit cinemas in Australia this month, allowing me the pleasure of seeing it on the big screen. 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 opens the door to the spirit world, forcing them to choose who to trust: the dead or the living. I’m going to make this spoiler-free, so don’t worry about me spilling the beans. Without further ado, here are my honest thoughts!
Everything! Talk To Me has already been dubbed the horror movie of the year. It’s even more impressive that a.) it came from Australian cinema. As an Aussie, I can attest that we don’t always produce the best stuff and b.) that it was the directorial debut from the Philippou brothers, who run a successful YouTube channel named RackaRacka. Furthermore, there was excellent and refreshing representation with an African Australian lead (played by Sophie Wilde), a transgender actor and a cast member from the Pacific Islands. From the soundtrack to the scares to the shocking scenes, this film was captivating from start to finish. It was well-paced and made sense, which is a plus when you’re watching an A24 feature. With a completely original storyline and a heart wrenching, underlying message of grief, this is one new release you won’t want to miss on the big screen.
WHAT DIDN’T WORK:
There isn’t much that didn’t work with this film. If I had to nitpick, I would say there were a couple of plot lines that didn’t go anywhere and some unanswered questions, but as the prequel has just been announced, maybe the creators are saving that information for later.
OVERALL STAR RATING:
I gave it 5/5 stars. It’s easily the best horror movie of the year…until I see Saw X!
Thank you so much for reading! Let me know if you’ve watched this film. Did you like it?
Peace & Love xoxo