London, UK – October 26, 2023
Just in time for the spookiest season of the year, Netflix UK has welcomed the hair-raising Australian horror film, Talk to Me, into its streaming library. Created by the talented Philippou brothers, Danny and Michael (known as RackaRacka), the movie has swiftly become the most bone-chilling experience of the year, captivating audiences worldwide with its paranormal premise.
Talk to Me tells the eerie tale of a group of teenagers who stumble upon a mysterious embalmed hand, which grants them the ability to communicate with spirits. However, as with most things involving the supernatural, their newfound power takes a terrifying turn, plunging them into a world of the unknown.
The film has not only garnered critical acclaim but also shattered box office records, becoming A24’s highest-grossing horror film in the US. With a staggering earning of $48.1 million, it even surpassed the success of Ari Aster’s Hereditary. The overwhelming response from audiences has prompted A24 to give the green light for a spine-tingling sequel, tentatively titled Talk 2 Me. The Philippou brothers, along with the talented Bill Hinzman, are back at the writing table, crafting another gripping narrative that promises to chill viewers to the bone.
While the plot of Talk 2 Me remains a well-guarded secret, Danny Philippou hinted at the possibility of new characters entering the supernatural fray. “Because I was writing it for so long and redrafting, you just can’t help but start writing other scenes,” he shared in an interview with Deadline. “Scenes of different people experiencing the hands, continuing on these characters’ story. So, there [are] scenes for a sequel. If A24 wants it, I’ll bloody give it to them.”
Michael Philippou chimed in, highlighting the natural progression of storytelling: “When you’re writing and you know, say, the ending – and it’s not just specific to Talk to Me; I think it’s everything that we write – you think of the scenes after. What are the characters going to do after? How they’re going to interact after the climax. So you always just naturally write, even though you’re like, ‘Oh, this is probably a bit rough’. But it’s just fun because you love the characters and can just keep going.”
For those brave enough to delve into the supernatural world, Talk to Me promises an electrifying experience, filled with spine-chilling moments and unexpected twists. If you’re not in the mood for embalmed hands and ghostly encounters, Netflix UK offers a plethora of other horror movies to choose from, ensuring a Halloween season filled with thrills and chills.
So, buckle up, horror enthusiasts, for a haunting journey awaits on Netflix UK, where the line between the living and the dead blurs, and the chilling whispers of the afterlife echo through your screen. Are you ready to answer the call and talk to the spirits?