Netflix is about to add the best horror movie of the year
Netflix is about to add one of the best horror movies of the year to its roster as one of its October additions to the platform.
Talk To Me, directed by debutant twin brothers Danny and Michael Philippou, is due to land on the site on October 26.
Despite being first screened in 2022 at the Adelaide Film Festival, its cinema release became hotly anticipated as bidders fought over the right to distribute it, leading to its global debut being July 28.
Since then the A24 production has garnered a 95 per cent score on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes and brought in $72.4 million at the box office from a budget of just $4.5m.
The success of the movie also led to a sequel being teased within just weeks of its summer release.
‘SCARED scared’: Australian thriller Talk To Me has been labelled one of best horror films this year, after it was released on July 28
Gripping: Talk To Me has got an impressive score of 95 per cent on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes and made well over a ten-fold profit from its $4.5 million budget
Talk To Me follows Adelaide teenagers Mia (Sophie Wilde), her best friend Jade (Alexandra Jensen) and her younger brother Riley (Joe Bird).
The trio attend a party that involves guests inviting dead spirits into their bodies by using a severed, embalmed hand.
They then use the phrase ‘Talk to me,’ before ‘I let you in’ in order to be completely taken over by a spirit.
The production made its mark at the Adelaide Film Festival last year, and again at the Sundance, Berlin International, and Fantasia International festivals that followed.
Eventually, rights to distribute the movie were secured in a seven-figure deal according to Variety, which left directors Danny and Michael living ‘a dream come true.’
They were further pleased with the news that they would have the chance to do a sequel – announced on August 8 – which is coming soon.
‘We’re ready for round 2!’ Danny commented. ‘Thank you @a24 for giving this to us!’
Michael wrote: ‘The world ain’t ready!’
Perhaps conveniently for the pair, A24 is one of the few independent film studios granted a SAG-AFTRA waiver recently.
They were given the all clear to begin production on Alex Scharfman’s horror-comedy Death of a Unicorn starring Jenna Ortega and David Lowery’s musical drama Mother Mary starring Anne Hathaway despite the acting union’s ongoing strike.
It helps that A24 is not part of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, so it’s not tied to companies associated with the organization – according to Variety.
Confirmed! On August 8, A24 announced plans to ‘summon a sequel’ for Talk to Me