Let’s take a look at the items that connect the living and the scary but memorable souls on the screen.
In cinema, dolls carry many different symbolic meanings. In horror movies, because of the human form, the doll conveys the ghost, usually an object containing the resident soul, not being transcended. The dolls also imply control and manipulation…
Chucky (in the Child’s Play series), Annabelle (in the horror universe The Conjuring), Billy (in Dead Silence) or Bill/Jigsaw (in Saw) … are legendary dolls that have made many moviegoers ” startled.”
In particular, the Annabelle doll with glaring eyes and a ghostly smile in colorful makeup, which was inspired by controversial real-life objects, after the success of the horror universe The Conjuring ( The Nightmare), has become a new icon in the horror genre. In the movie Annabelle: Creation (Annabelle: Devil’s Creature) released in 2017 there is talk about the origin of this scary object. A girl following a pagan cult named Annabelle Higgins, murdered her parents and then committed suicide with a doll in her hand, and from here her soul resided inside that doll.
Oculus – Mirror Ghost (2013), Mirrors (2008), or Into the Mirror (2003) are films that can make many viewers give up looking in the mirror for a long time. The mirror is a familiar image but scary in that: when the character looks in the mirror, they see an unusual reflection, or even see a strange world behind that glass.
The classic, prominent and best known of the past decade is probably the movie Oculus, or Mirror Ghost, by director Mike Flanagan. The film follows two sisters Kaylie and Timmy, who have witnessed the terrifying death of their parents related to the mirror hanging in the study room. Sister Kaylie believes there is a supernatural event related to her family tragedy and tries to learn about the ancient mirror. Two sisters investigate together. But once again, both are destroyed by demonic forces.
When it comes to the famous Insidious horror series created by masters Leigh Whannell and James Wan, people immediately think of the iconic red door.
The Insidious series has released a total of 5 parts. In which, the first 2 parts revolve around the Lambert family with their son Dalton Lambert who has the ability to astral travel to The Further and is attacked by the entities here, captured by the demon The Lipstick-Face. , causing a real-life coma. Dalton’s grandmother Lorraine decided to ask her friend, the medium Elise, to come and help. Parts 3 and 4 are prequels, revolving around the medium Elise many years before meeting the Lamberts. Part 5 is called Insidious: The Red Door, released in 2023 following the boy Dalton who is now an adult. Old dreams and memories began to come back to haunt him. The red door that opened the old demons also gradually reappeared.
The Red Door is the path to the whereabouts of the fearsome and haunting Red-Faced Devil in the first part. Although closed, the audience wonders if there are other doors leading to this Devil? Does each different door lead to different evil forces?
This August, following in the footsteps of dolls, mirrors or ghostly doors, one more “thing” will be on the list of top obsessions with “people” who love horror movies. It is the bizarre hand in the masterpiece Calling the Devil (original title: Talk To Me), which will become a symbol to lead the audience to explore the spiritual world.
The film revolves around a group of friends who discover a ghostly hand that allows them to summon and communicate with mysterious spirits. They gradually get caught up in the game without knowing that one of them has gone too far and unleashed a terrifying dark force. Just by holding hands and saying a simple mantra: Talk to me, the group of friends will in turn experience the sensation of being possessed by random spirits. Thereby, in turn, terrifying secrets will be revealed. The moral boundaries of man are challenged to the very end. Not only delving into the supernatural world, the film is the discovery of the subconscious power of each of us.
Calling the Devil or Talk To Me is a work from the A24 studio, a formidable “power” rising in Hollywood with extremely high-quality titles, receiving countless compliments from fans like The Witch. , Hereditary and Midsommar, and most recently the blockbuster Oscar 2023 – Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Currently, Call of the Devil owns a score of 95% of fresh tomatoes after 212 reviews from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, making the film the highest-rated horror film of 2023.
SEND THE SOUL – Original English title: TALK TO ME – The movie is playing in theaters.