‘The shadows of his past have returned’
They Talk is a 2021 supernatural mystery horror film about a sound engineer that accidentally records messages from the afterlife. Also known as They Talk to Me
Directed by Giorgio Bruno from a screenplay co-written by Vinicio Canton and Stefano Ceccarelli with story editing by Chiara Barbo. Produced by Pier Francesco Aiello, Massimo Di Rocco and Luigi Napoleone.
The Italian production stars Jonathan Tufvesson, Sydney White, Rocío Muñoz, Margaux Billard, Hal Yamanouchi, Aaron Stielstra and Stefania Montesolaro.
Sound engineer Alex (Jonathan Tufvesson) accidentally records mysterious voices: disturbing messages from the afterlife that warn him against imminent and terrifying danger.
Amanda (Rocío Muñoz), with whom he shares a terrible secret, re-emerges from his past. The appearance of the young woman triggers chilling paranormal phenomena that leave behind a trail of corpses. Is she the danger the voices of the dead speak about?
“There’s a large quantity of atmosphere, and the movie’s art direction and locations support this. If only the writers and editors had collaborated more on communicating suspenseful information over just creating beautifully photographed suspense…” Hugh Bennie
“The adherence to the well-established aesthetics of the most recent European horror thrillers becomes in They Talk a limit for a potentially interesting story, however, translated into a sometimes predictable and inconstant development despite the good ideas and a cast that is partially demonstrated.” 2.5/5 Madmass [translated from Italian]
“Hampered by dodgy dialogue, an incoherent script, and a floundering international cast, who look just as being as confused as I was, They Talk is a baffling befuddlement on many levels and without a doubt the most confusing flick I have ever had to sit through.” My Bloody Reviews
“Despite some minor flaws, They Talk still manages to show all the commitment and passion that the director has towards horror cinema and it’s a pleasant way to spend an hour and a half.” L’occhio del cineasta [translated from Italian]
Cast and characters:
Jonathan Tufvesson … Alex Browlin
Sydney White … Emily
Rocío Muñoz … Amanda
Margaux Billard … Laura
Hal Yamanouchi … Professor Hasegawa
Aaron Stielstra … Roger
Stefania Montesolaro … Ursella
Ludovico Benedetti … Little Alex
Aciel Martinez Pol … Steve
2 March 2021 – 2 April 2021
1 hour 36 minutes