[Video Interview] Danny Philippou and Michael Philippou for TALK TO ME

This piece was written during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, TALK TO ME being covered here wouldn’t exist. 

Each year, we often come across claims of a movie being the scariest film of the year. More often than not, these statements turn out to be an exaggerated attempt to generate excitement and hype. However, once in a blue moon, a film emerges that genuinely lives up to this title. In the case of Danny and Michael Philippou‘s debut feature film, TALK TO ME, the brothers surpassed expectations and crafted something genuinely chilling and impactful.

For the upcoming release of TALK TO ME, Nightmarish Conjurings’ Shannon McGrew spoke with director Michael Philippou and director/writer Danny Philippou. During the interview, they discussed everything from how this story came to fruition, the casting process, and their favorite scare from the film.

Official Synopsis: When a group of friends discover how to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand, they become hooked on the new thrill, until one of them goes too far and unleashes terrifying supernatural forces.

TALK TO ME stars Sophie Wilde (“You Don’t Know Me”), Miranda Otto (“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina“), Alexandra Jensen (Beat), Joe Bird (“First Day”), Otis Dhanji (Aquaman), Zoe Terakes (“Are You Still Watching?”) and Chris Alosio (“Surviving Summer”).

The film is written by Danny Philippou and Bill Hinzman and is produced by Samantha Jennings (Good Madam) and Kristina Ceyton (The Babadook).

Grab hold of TALK TO ME when it arrives in theaters nationwide on July 28, 2023. For more on the film, check out our review.

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