If you’ve already seen “Talk To Me,” you’ll likely remember Duckett as the previous owner of the cursed hand that derails the lives of the film’s central friend group. Though the film’s cold open is horrifying, the circumstances around it are never fully explained. As much as I hate to encourage more horror franchises when original horror tends to be so much more satisfying, I have to hand it (pun intended) to the Philippous — the “Talk To Me” premise seems like fertile ground for more horror stories in the same vein. Danny agrees, telling THR, “While writing the first film, you can’t help but write scenes for a second film.”
“Talk To Me” is the first feature by the Philippou twins, but they’ve been making horror videos for years on Youtube via the channels RackaRacka and Left On Red. Their full-length debut has been heralded as a singularly scary experience, with /Film’s Chris Evangelista praising its “creepy, spooky, bloody action” and calling its more graphic elements “a shock to the system” in his Sundance review. In addition to their prequel, the filmmakers also reportedly have a “Street Fighter” film in the works.
“Talk To Me” is now in theaters.