New A24 Movie Becomes The Highest-Rated Horror Film Of 2023

Talk To Me movie - from the studio A24 - has become the highest-rated horror movie of 2023.
Credit: A24

A new film from the studio A24 has become the highest-rated horror movie of 2023.

The production studio was only founded in 2012 but has established itself as one of the most consistent companies when it comes to critically acclaimed films and TV shows.

Rather than focusing on franchises, A24 chooses to showcase independent projects such as Ex Machina, Uncut Gems and Everything Everywhere All At Once – which won big at the 2023 Oscars.

Now, it seems the studio has another hit under its belt.

Watch the trailer for the highest-rated horror movie of 2023 below…

Talk to Me follows a group of friends who learn how to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand.

However, they soon become a bit too confident with their newfound thrill and this leads them to find themselves in all sorts of trouble.

It’s directed by YouTubers and brothers Danny and Michael Philippou and is their first feature film, starring Sophie Wilde (You Don’t Know Me) and Miranda Otto (Lord Of The Rings).

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The horror dropped in cinemas a week after Barbie and Oppenheimer, yet it still made an impressive $10 million on its opening weekend – against a budget of $4.5 million.

The movie also scored a successful 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the highest-rated horror film of the year.

Critics have praised Talk to Me with Adam Graham, of Detriot News, describing the movie as a ‘sleek and stylish ride’ while praising its ‘social commentary about teenage behaviours’.

Talk To Me
Talk To Me has found itself to become the biggest horror film of the year, Credit: A24

Fans on social media have also shared their love for the film.

One viewer says: “I think this was the scariest movie I’ve ever seen. Or most unsettling, I don’t know. It definitely stays with you.”

Another person press: “Absolutely amazing. “Highly recommend!”

Someone else shares: “Just saw it last night! It gave me the same feeling Hereditary did five years ago… 10/10.”

“Just seen the movie. It was pretty good,” adds a fourth.

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The Philippou brothers first got introduced to filmmaking through their own YouTube channel, RackaRacka.

Speaking to Looper, the brothers shared how they learnt their craft through the video content channels.

Danny explained to the outlet: “YouTube was a practice ground for us as filmmakers, and we used every video that we did to sharpen our skills and learn something new and try a stunt for the first time, or try a certain [visual] effect, or try a certain makeup effect.

“Each of those videos was building up to finally taking that leap and doing the feature film.”

Michael added: “Now, with story and stuff, we’re excited to take a leap and have a go at the more narrative-driven stuff.”

Talk to Me is currently available to watch in cinemas.

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.