Talk to Me is A24's best horror movie to date and there's just no arguing that

Talk to Me, Umbrella Entertainment and A24
Talk to Me, Umbrella Entertainment and A24 /

In recent years, A24 has become an entertainment company that people look forward to seeing new content from. In what seems like a short period of time, it has turned from an indie film and television studio and distribution company to a cinematic powerhouse. Nowadays, when people find out A24 is attached to a project, they're more inclined to want to see it. That was me with the supernatural horror flick Talk to Me, and as expected, I wasn't disappointed at all with what I watched.

I'd even argue that Talk to Me is A24's best horror movie to date, and I'm sure many others would agree. In fact, it's A24's highest-grossing horror film and third highest-grossing film overall. Talk about an impressive feat!

Talk to Me, Umbrella Entertainment and A24 /

Here's what Talk to Me is about via the A24 official website:

"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."

The film comes from Australian filmmakers Danny and Michael Philippou, while the amazingly talented cast includes Sophie Wilde, Alexandra Jensen, Joe Bird, Otis Dhanji, Miranda Otto, Zoe Terakes, Chris Alosio, Marcus Johnson, Alexandria Steffensen, and others. Wilde stars in the leading role of Mia, a teenage girl still struggling with the loss of her mother. Her grief is what leads her to start conjuring spirits with her peers, ignoring the fact that doing so could have dire consequences.

A lot of what made this movie so successful and enjoyable to watch was its gripping, original, fright-filled, and slightly unpredictable story. The practical effects and the outstanding performances by the cast, specifically Wilde and Bird, also made this film worth watching. It's not a slow burn. It's fast-paced and gets straight to the point, which is easily my favorite type of horror film.

It constantly builds tension and dread throughout leaving viewers unsettled and at the edge of their seats. The body horror and disturbing imagery in the film can be quite unnerving as well, but feeling disturbed is what you want to feel when watching a horror movie. That's how you know it's good, at least in my opinion.

While there aren't that many jump scares in this film, the ones that do happen are sudden and will make you feel anxious and uncomfortable. It's not an extremely gory movie either, but there are some pretty gruesome scenes that might have you turning your head away from the screen. In fact, there's one particular scene that had me squirming in my seat because of how brutal and gory it was. If you watched Talk to Me, you probably know what scene I'm talking about. I'm not going to explain the scene in detail, but I will give you a hint. A possessed boy self-harms. It's a very uncomfortable scene to watch and just thinking about it gives me chills.

Some people might say Talk to Me is overhyped, but I say it's a horror masterpiece. So, if you haven't watched it already, make sure to head on over to Paramount+ to stream it. You can also rent or purchase the movie on digital platforms like Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, or Apple TV.

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