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Issue Details: First known date: 2023... 2023 Talk to Me
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'Teenager Mia becomes hooked on the thrills of conjuring spirits through a disembodied hand, but when she is confronted by a soul claiming to be her dead mother, she becomes plagued by supernatural visions that threaten to splinter her reality and force her to decide who to trust: the dead or the living.'

Source: South Australian Film Corporation.

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Horror Film Talk To Me Cleans up at 2024 Aacta Awards Kelly Burke , 2024 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 10 February 2024;

'The surprise international box office hit Talk To Me has collected eight gongs at the annual Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) awards, including best film, best director for Danny and Michael Philippou and best lead actress for Sophie Wilde.' (Introduction)

Australian Horror Film Talk to Me a Surprise US Box Office Hit Kelly Burke , 2023 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 4 August 2023;
It’s Only a Book … It’s Only a Book! Australian Horror Writers Confront the Fears of the Contemporary World Ali Alizadeh , 2023 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 31 October 2023;
Screaming Success Geordie Gray , 2023 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 August 2023; (p. 6)

— Review of Talk to Me Danny Philippou , Michael Beck , 2023 single work film/TV
10 Years of Homegrown Horror Hits : Talk To Me and the Golden Age of Aussie Horror Jessica Balanzategui , 2023 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 8 August 2023;
Talk to Me Review : Horror Movie Debut from Australian YouTube Twins Danny and Michael Philippou Is Stylish, Gruesome Thrill Ride Luke Goodsell , 2023 single work review
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , July 2023;

— Review of Talk to Me Danny Philippou , Michael Beck , 2023 single work film/TV

'In horror movies, a disembodied hand almost always spells trouble. Who could forget Bruce Campbell's Ash duelling his severed appendage in Evil Dead II? Director Oliver Stone made an entire film about a missing meathook on a murder spree. And then there's 90s stoner classic Idle Hands, in which a teenager's possessed paw goes on a high school prom rampage that culminates in the scalping of a cameoing rock star. (It's a masterpiece, critics be damned.)' (Introduction)   

Horror a Cut above Stephen Romei , 2023 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 July 2023; (p. 8)

— Review of Talk to Me Danny Philippou , Michael Beck , 2023 single work film/TV
Screaming Success Geordie Gray , 2023 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 August 2023; (p. 6)

— Review of Talk to Me Danny Philippou , Michael Beck , 2023 single work film/TV
Filmmakers Danny and Michael Philippou Receive Talent Gateway AiF Award 2022 single work column
— Appears in: Neos Kosmos , October 2022;
Small but Mighty, the Power of the Donkey : Adelaide International Film Festival Saige Walton , 2023 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , January no. 104 2023;

'Dubbed a “celebration of the imagination”, AFF expanded its scope in 2022 to include new venues across the city (Her Majesty’s Theatre, the Capri Theatre Goodwood), also touring films in regional sites and locations. A dedicated emphasis on youth, music and genre was evident throughout the festival’s programming: from the bone-crackling Huesera: The Bone Woman (Michelle Garza Cervera) (a great Mexican take on the ‘monstrous-feminine’) to a younger set of local Australian filmmakers who rose to the fore through their re-inventions of horror and science fiction. Across the festival, vulnerability (be it human, animal, ecological) emerged as a recurring theme. One particular animal, the humble donkey, appeared time and again in the festival’s standout international titles, calling attention to its vulnerable, creaturely presence.' (Introduction)

The RackaRacka Brothers Already Have an Audience of Millions. Talk to Me Is Likely to Expand That Audience Even Further Mawunyo Gbogbo , 2023 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , June 2023;
Directors Danny and Michael Philippou Stephen A. Russell , 2023 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 29 July - 4 August 2023;
'Twins Danny and Michael Philippou turned down Hollywood so they could make their debut horror feature, Talk to Me, in Adelaide – then Hollywood came knocking. By Stephen A. Russell.'
10 Years of Homegrown Horror Hits : Talk To Me and the Golden Age of Aussie Horror Jessica Balanzategui , 2023 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 8 August 2023;
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