The phone is dead. And it’s ringing. Director Scott Derrickson is no stranger to horror having helmed 2005’s The Exorcism of Emily Rose and 2012’s Sinister and his latest foray into the genre, The Black Phone, looks just as creepy, depicting Ethan Hawke as a possible child murderer.
Watch the trailer here…
Finney Shaw, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.
Directed and co-written Derrickson alongside C. Robert Cargill (who worked with Derrickson on Doctor Strange, and the Sinister franchise), the movie is based on the award-winning short story by Joe Hill from his New York Times bestseller 20th Century Ghosts.
The Black Phone stars Ethan Hawke (The Purge), Madeline McGraw (The Mitchells vs the Machines), Jeremy Davies (Sleepy Hollow TV series), James Ransone (It: Chapter Two) and Mason Thames in his first ever role as Finney Shaw.
The Black Phone will be in Cinemas on 4 February 2022.