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New disturbing horror Talk to Me is being hailed as scariest film since The Exorcist

New disturbing horror Talk to Me is being hailed as scariest film since The Exorcist

The horror film follows the spooky events after a group of teens conjure a spirit

A new horror film has been getting rave reviews from viewers, with some calling it the best in the genre since The Exorcist.

Film fanatics will know that the 1973 spooky supernatural horror flick is one of the best movies ever made and continues to leave people too scared to sleep after watching it even 50 years after its release.

With that said, the worldwide release of an Australian horror film,Talk to Me, has frightened people so much they're in a state of shock after watching it.

The film, which had its preview screening at the 2022 Adelaide Film Festival before being released theatrically and internationally this week, has received praise from critics and viewers alike for its story, horror sequence, effects and acting.

Directed by Danny Philippou and Michael Philippou it follows the story of a 17-year-old girl named Mia (Sophie Wilde) who is struggling with the second anniversary of her mother’s death and her emotionally distant relationship with her father, Max.

One night she sneaks out to a party where the main attraction is an odd severed embalmed hand, which they use to conjure spirits.

Basically, conjuring spirits has become the latest party craze among the teens and in desperate need for a distraction amid the anniversary of her mother’s death approaches, Mia takes part in the otherworldly shenanigans.

The hand serves as a direct line to spirits, however, the teens are unprepared for the disastrous consequences that unfold when they bend the rules through prolonged contact with the hand.

As the boundary between our world and the other world collapses, a whole bunch of disturbing supernatural encounters take place as Mia finds herself in the centre of the chaos.

The hand is used to summon spirits.

In a review written by WhyNow, Talk to Me is praised for its ‘surprising emotional warmth’, with the cast applauded for being ‘funny and melodramatic’.

The glowing review concludes: “It captures the zeitgeist of the 2020s just as well as clearly as The Exorcist saw the 1970s 50 years ago. It’s hard to give higher praise than that.”

The horror from Down Under has also received praise from social media users upon its cinema release.

“#TalktoMe is a rock-solid horror film,” one person gushed. “It’s creepy, unnerving & contains some terrifying sequences & brutal imagery that’ll stick with you. It utilises jump scares well, creates a chilling atmosphere full of dread & contains a breakout & committed performance from Sophie Wilde.”

Talk to Me has been praised by horror fans.

Another fan urged: “Go see Talk to Me. Best horror film of the year.”

A third user wrote: “#TalkToMe is one of the best original horror movies I’ve seen in the last 10 years and I’m not even exaggerating. Hearing from the directors that this is their first feature film is absolutely mind bending. Genuinely terrifying and an absolutely killer ending.”

Talk to Me is out now.

Featured Image Credit: A24

Topics: Film and TV