The Japanese visual for the film “Talk to Me,” which will be released in theaters on December 22 (Friday), has been unveiled.
The film is a horror movie about a high school girl who loses her mother and takes part in the “#90 Second Possession Challenge,” a popular social networking site, and becomes addicted to the thrill and pleasure of the challenge. The film was a big hit when it screened at the 2023 Sundance International Film Festival, winning accolades from such renowned filmmakers as Ali Aster, Jordan Peele, Sam Raimi, Steven Spielberg, and Stephen King.
The recently released visual for the Japanese version has a disturbing and provocative design of a cursed “hand,” which is essential to the challenge, being held out as if trying to suck her in. The “spirit, yuck, it’s creepy.” The film is also accompanied by a catchphrase that reminds viewers of the dangerously addictive nature of this possession experience.
Directed by Danny and Michael Filippou, popular twin YouTubers from Australia who are now 30 years old, their YouTube channel “RackaRacka” has been highly acclaimed for its edgy videos, including black and sharp comedy and live-action versions of Japanese anime. The channel currently boasts 6.8 million subscribers. The film marks his feature film directorial debut, and he is already working on the sequel “Talk 2 Me” (original title) and a live-action film adaptation of “Street Fighter”.