A24’s next horror movie, Talk to Me, has unveiled a terrifying new trailer and poster ahead of its theatrical release. An ominous hand teased audiences on A24’s social media accounts yesterday in anticipation of the trailer’s release. The film, directed by Danny Philippou and Michael Philippou, is set for theatrical release on Friday, July 28, 2023.
Conjuring the Dead Never Bodes Well
The synopsis for the film is “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.” Written by Danny Philippou and Bill Hinzman, this upcoming A24 horror movie stars Sophie Wilde, Miranda Otto, Alexandra Jensen, Joe Bird, Otis Dhanji, Zoe Terakes, and Chris Alosio.
Talk to Me joins a diverse list of horror making an appearance this year. I’m always ready for a horror movie involving something cursed. Hopefully, this one doesn’t end up disappointing audiences like some similar ones have in the past. There’s always one friend in a horror movie that goes too far with something.
Talk To Me Extended Synopsis
“Mia is a teenage girl living in a stylish suburban Australian home. Today is the anniversary of her mother’s death, and the house feels cold. She’s spent most of her time since the incident away from home and away from her quiet, distant dad, living with her closest friend Jade, and doing her best to act like things are okay—and they are, mostly.
Circulating on social media are clips of an intoxicating but dangerous new high, one that looks like a fake viral video: Mia’s classmates sit clasping a white ceramic hand, eyes blacked out and convulsing as conjured spirits speak through their bodies. It’s supposed to be an insane rush (if it’s real, that is), and Mia is willing to try anything to get out of her head. So, she agrees to get strapped into a chair and go for the ride. Light the candle. Grab the hand. Say “talk to me,” and invite the spirit in. But don’t let it go past 90 seconds, or whoever you welcome in is going to want to stay.
Mia soon discovers that both the high and the danger of the hand are very, very real, as first-time filmmakers (and twin brothers) Danny and Michael Phillipou weave together a stylish and blisteringly scary horror film that explores coming-of-age touchpoints with a singular, deceptively simple premise, unwinding the intensity of first love and loss and the thrill and terror of chasing an unforgettable new escape.”