Speak to Me might be the best-reviewed horror film of 2023 thus far, and is more likely to discover an enthusiastic viewers, regardless of Barbenheimer at the moment dominating movie show screens. It’s the directorial debut of Australian brothers Danny and Michael Philippou, with Danny Philippou additionally co-writing the screenplay.
Speak to Me was a success at many alternative festivals, together with Cannes and Sundance, beginning a bidding battle. It turned an A24 film and can hope to grow to be a sleeper summer time hit for horror followers who’re counting down the times till they’ll begin having fun with Halloween films. In our upcoming interview with the Philippou brothers, we ask them if it’s true that the story was impressed by a video you they noticed of somebody doing medication and getting overwhelmed by adrenaline.
Danny Philippou responded; “We noticed a video of a neighbor taking medication for the primary time and having a extremely unfavorable response, and he was on the ground convulsing, and all his mates that he was with have been filming him and laughing at it, versus serving to him. That was footage that impressed numerous stuff.”
Speak to Me is a brand new film, during which evil spirits possess numerous related younger individuals – starting at a celebration. It additionally offers with themes of suicide and grief. Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian describes it as “a chilling journey below which there’s, nonetheless, an undertow of pathos” and Robert Daniels of IndieWire says; “Speak to Me provides frights that’ll homicide you lengthy earlier than the subsequent film arrives.”
Our personal Speak to Me evaluation says that it’s “slick, scary, and wildly entertaining, Speak to Me is among the most unique and memorable horror films of 2023 that holds you in its grip and refuses to let go.”
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