Talk to Me Directors Michael and Danny Philippou Chat About This Effed Up Flick, Working with Miranda Otto, and Aussie Horror

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On this episode, Andrew chats with Danny and Michael Philippou aka RackaRacka about their bonkers and brutal horror film debut Talk to Me, which lands in cinemas on July 27.

This fucked up flick is a possession story mixed with a touch of social commentary. Ultimately though, it’s a film with no safety nets. It’s not mucking about at all. Talk to Me intends to make you have one of the most unsettling nights watching a horror film, and the best part is that the Philippou’s know that you’re going to enjoy doing it. Talk to Me is a new benchmark for horror films. It instantly stands as one of the grittiest, grimiest, gruelling and grotty, goretastic Aussie horror films ever. Sign me up for whatever the hell these Philippou brothers are going to create, because if it’s anything like this, then it’s going to be a bloody great time.

In the following interview, the Philippou brothers talk about how they crafted the film, what they learned from their explosive YouTube career, what working with screen legend Miranda Otto was like, and what it means to be an Australian filmmaker working today.

Talk to Me is a film you simply cannot miss on the big screen. If you need further convincing, then read Nadine’s review here or Andrew’s review here.

Andrew F Peirce

Andrew is passionate about Australian cinema, Australian politics, Australian culture, and Australia in general. Found regularly talking online about Sweet Country, and reminding people to watch Young Adult.

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