Talk to Me’s first trailer is a demonic challenge

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One of Sundance’s most shocking movies this year was Talk to me – and now you can finally get a glimpse of the horror movie in the first trailer. The film, the directorial debut of YouTubers Danny and Michael Philippou, is a gritty and brutal take on teen horror, telling the story of an embalmed hand with which people become inhabited by spirits after performing a very specific ritual. The process becomes a viral phenomenon and let’s just say it’s not going very well.

In my review of Sundance I described Talk to me as “a shockingly competent debut – and not at all what I expected from a horror movie made by YouTube stars. It may be a movie about viral videos – but the film itself is much more than an elaborate YouTube skit.” And that only comes across well in the first trailer, which is just a short taste of the horrors Talk to me has in store. The film stars Sophie Wilde, Miranda Otto, Alexandra Jensen, Joe Bird, Otis Dhanji, Zoe Terakes and Chris Alosi. It was taken over by A24 and will hit theaters on July 28.