The Speak

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  • TV-14
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 23 min
  • 4.3  (1,697)

The Speak is a psychological thriller from 2011 directed by Anthony Pierce and starring Kristina Anapau, Tina Casciani, and Tom Sizemore. The film follows a woman named Anna who moves into a small town to start a new life, but soon becomes haunted by the unsolved murder of a young girl from the community. Anna begins to investigate the case, leading her down a dark and dangerous path.

The movie begins with Anna arriving in a small town in hopes of starting a new life. She quickly befriends a local bookstore owner, Mary, who introduces her to the small town's friendly community. While Anna is settling into her new life, snippets of news reports about a murdered girl in the town are heard in the background, hinting at the darkness that is to come.

As Anna becomes more invested in her new community, she begins to learn more about the murdered girl and the police investigation. The local police chief, Detective Salinas, is hesitant to share any information with Anna and warns her to stay out of the case. Despite this, Anna becomes increasingly obsessed with solving the case, as she feels a strange connection to the murdered girl.

As the investigation ramps up, Anna starts to experience strange occurrences in her home. She hears strange noises at night and starts to receive eerie messages, which seem to be taunting her. These incidents begin to take a toll on Anna's mental health, and she becomes increasingly paranoid and anxious.

One day, Anna comes across a photo of the murdered girl in a book and realizes that she knows the girl. This discovery sends Anna spiraling and further fuels her obsession with the case. She becomes convinced that she is the only one who can solve the case and begins to take matters into her own hands.

As Anna delves deeper into the case, she discovers a dark underbelly of the small town, including secret societies, cults, and corruption. The more she uncovers, the more dangerous her mission becomes, and she begins to fear for her safety.

The Speak is a slow-burning, atmospheric thriller that builds tension through the use of haunting imagery, unsettling soundscapes, and clever editing. The performances in the film are nuanced and effective, especially Kristina Anapau's portrayal of a woman whose obsession with a murder case slowly unravels her. The film's themes of isolation, paranoia, and the sinister underbelly of small-town life are explored in a way that is both unnerving and captivating.

Overall, The Speak is a gripping thriller that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats until the very end. It's a film that will stick with viewers long after the credits roll, leaving them pondering the dark secrets that can be hidden in plain sight.

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    1 hr 23 min
  • IMDB Rating
    4.3  (1,697)