A trailer for horror film Talk to Me has launched, ahead of its nationwide cinema release on July 27.
Talk to Me is the directorial debut from twin brothers Danny and Michael Philippou, aka RackaRacka, which follows a group of friends who discover how to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand. The friends 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.
After an international premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2023, the cinematic and authentic horror that fully delivers on genre and scares, sparked a bidding war and was picked up by 2023 Oscar winning studio A24.
With the likes of filmmakers Ari Aster (Hereditary), Jordan Peele (Nope) and producer Jason Blum (M3GAN) singing the film’s praises, Talk to Me has been described by The Hollywood Reporter as a “high-concept horror that works… Bone-chilling” and “A terrifying horror breakout” by The Daily Beast.
Not unlike auteur filmmakers who spent their weekends with Super 8 in their youth, directors Danny and Michael Phillippou have honed their filmmaking skills through their culturally game changing YouTube channel, RackaRacka, which has over 6.7 million subscribers.
The film stars Sophie Wilde (Eden, The Portable Door, Netflix’s upcoming limited series The Fuck It Bucket), Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings), Zoe Terakes (Nine Perfect Strangers, Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ series Ironheart), Otis Dhanji (Aquaman), Chris Alosio (Millie Lies Low) and Alexandra Jensen (Joe vs Carole, Frayed).
With an unmissable soundtrack, the film features New Zealand hip-hop collective SWIDIT alongside tracks from Lucianblomkamp, IJAE, Sia, Takara, ONEFOUR, The Kid Laroi, Sadistik, Édith Piaf (Richard Carter remix) and an original score by award winning screen composer, Cornel Wilczek.
As well as Sundance Film Festival 2023, the film has terrified audiences at Adelaide Film Festival 2022, Berlin Film International Festival 2023, SXSW 2023 and Overlook Film Festival 2023.
TALK TO ME will be released theatrically in Australia and New Zealand by Maslow Entertainment and Ahi, with Umbrella Entertainment handling home entertainment across both territories.