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is the most disgusting thing I've ever seen in a horror movie.
Ouija meets Flat Liners, Talk to Me presents us with a creepy ceramic hand that acts as a conduit to the other side, with malevolent spirits following rules well delineated from the start, and teenagers fooling about with it at parties like you know they would. Quite appropriately, there's a monkey's paw element to it - when Mia (Sophie Wilde) wants to reconnect with her dead mother, it's be careful what you wish for, and there's a big question as to what really happened to mom, and whether she's with the angels or the devils now. Ironic endings are in store for our Mia. The creep factor is pretty high, and there's some unpredictability in terms of plot, but I think what actually gives it its extra oomph is the setting. Rural Australia is just distinctive enough that the movie doesn't feel like just another bunch of suburban Californians a stone's throw from the Hollywood sign. Also, mad props to Miranda Otto as the other girl's mom, she's pretty great in this and really deserves a higher profile.
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