A24 strikes once more with one other horror movie for the ages, this time involving possession as a celebration trick.
Discuss to Me is a creepy, typically humorous and typically downright horrifying tackle the possession horror style that, to its credit score, picks a darkish path and sticks to it.
Too many horror movies are unwilling to go full-on bleak and take in that R ranking. Not this one.
Sophie Wilde is Mia, a depressed younger grownup and social outcast trying to choose up the items after the lack of her mom. In search of to get Mia again on the appropriate social observe, some pals carry her to a celebration the place every part appears regular—till considered one of them brings out a statue of a hand, and instructs Mia to carry that hand whereas saying, “Discuss to me.”
Seems that hand has particular powers that not solely mean you can discuss to the lifeless, however to ask the lifeless into your physique for a short lived possession. Typically these possessions come off as a really intense thrill journey; typically these possessions result in way more sophisticated issues. By the movie’s finish, the get together contributors, as soon as cackling with delight, are largely wishing they’d caught with skunk weed and boxed wine as get together favors.
The visuals on this movie, directed by Danny and Michael Philippou, are top-notch. The ghosts are terrifying, and the following possessions are well-acted. Wilde, a relative unknown, is very good at wild-eyed, scary smiling possession antics.
Get set for what’s going to certainly be a string of yet-to-be-announced sequels—every one worse than the one earlier than it. Earlier than these sequels destroy every part, let’s take this time to keep in mind that the unique Discuss to Me was, in reality, a novel horror movie that was visually masterful and supremely well-acted.