“Talk to Me” has emerged as one of the biggest horror phenomena of 2023. The quirky dance session story — which marks the directorial debut of YouTube stars Danny and Michael Filippo — made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival before turning into a theatrical hit in Dog Days of Summer. . Success proves that to him First time directors Is only a gimmick – and A sequel has already been announced. If that wasn’t enough, the Australian film has the endorsement of Peter Jackson, New Zealand’s biggest filmmaker.
The Lord of the Rings director — who cut his teeth making gory indie horror films before turning his attention to Middle-earth and restoring documentary footage — has issued a statement praising the film for its shock value and intensity (via NewsHub).
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“Talk to Me” isn’t just good – it’s very good. Jackson Books: The best, most intense horror movie I’ve enjoyed in years. He added that the film is “relentlessly chilling and unsettling – in the best possible way”.
“Talk to Me” is the latest entry in a long line of clear successes in the horror space for A24. In addition to praise for Jackson, the films have enjoyed impressive staying power at the box office amid strong critical reviews.
“A bundle of nerves taut to the vomit-inducing breaking point,” Talk to Me, the cinematic debut directed by Australian brothers and YouTube stars Danny and Michael Filippou, is the kind of horror film whose effectiveness stems from its sheer simplicity, Robert Daniels writes in his book IndieWire review of the film. He asks: What if “Flatliners” were presented as a monkey’s paw to the teen audiences fueling today’s viral videos? What would the consequences be, outside of personal shame (and simple embarrassment), for fame addicts? The film’s answer to these questions is startling, if not a nightmare. unbearable.”
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