A24 has just released an exceedingly creepy trailer for Danny and Michael Philippou’s Australian supernatural horror film Talk to Me, which will be released in theaters this summer. The trailer shows a group of young people who decide it might be fun to have a seance of sorts. But instead of a ouija board, the object used to communicate with the dead is an embalmed human hand. Because nothing livens up a party like a severed limb, right?
A24 is mostly known for its seriously dark horror films, such as The Witch, Hereditary, Midsommar, X and Men, which tend to place horror fans in two entirely different camps. One camp considers these films to be “boring”, while the other camp praises them for their depth and intelligence. For the record, I adore a well-done slow burn, and the trailer for this one definitely has me intrigued.
Talk to Me received a preview at the 2022 Adelaide Film Festival in South Australia, then made its world premiere in January of 2023 at Sundance Film Festival. It received positive reviews for the most part, and the trailer looks like Talk to Me may just provide the chills we all look for during the warm summer months.
A24’s synopsis for 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."
Talk to Me stars Sophie Wilde, Alexandra Jensen, Otis Dhanji, Joe Bird, Miranda Otto, Chris Alosio and Zoe Terakes. It will release in theaters on July 28. If you want to get an idea of what Talk to Me is all about, watch the trailer here.
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