The black phone is a supernatural horror/thriller movie with a duration of 102 minutes, which is enough to send chills down the spine. The black phone is directed by Scott Derrickson, who had abandoned the direction of the movie Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness due to issues with the Marvel team and joined the project Black Phone, and is about to hit the media on 24 June 2022 over the globe by Universal Studios.
The story is created by Joseph Hillstrom King or Joe Hill, who has written novels like heart-shaped boxes, horns, etc. The movie had its world premiere on 25 September 2021 at the Fantastic Fest. The movie received positive feedback from critics during its premiere; and is expected to raise the expectations of supernatural horror movies.
The Plot Of The Movie
The movie is set in 1978 when 5 children are reported missing. The sixth victim of the serial killer is seen to be a 13-year-old witty boy, Finney Shaw. Shaw is kept in an underground soundproof basement with no chances of escaping the captor.
The 13-year-old then discovers the presence of a disconnected phone on the wall through which he can listen to the voices of the 5 children, who suffered from the same fate when they were held hostages by the Grabber.
The children try to help Finney for escaping the abductor in hopes of Finney not suffering the same results as in their life. In the meantime, Finney’s sister has had psychotic dreams, which motivate her to set on a journey to find her brother.
The main cast in this movie includes Ethan Green Hawke, who is seen to be playing the role of the serial killer who is referred to as The Grabber in the movie, Mason Thames is playing the role of the 13-year-old victim Finney Shaw, Madeline McGraw is playing the role of Gwen Shaw, sister of Finney Shaw, Jeremy Davis is seen as Mr. Shaw, a single father with the issue of alcohol abuse.
The Originality Of The Story
The story is based on a short story written by Joseph Hillstrom King, first released in 2004. The story had the same title as the movie, and it can also be observed in the collection of short horror stories 20th century, written by Joe Hill (pen name of Joseph Hillstrom King).
Few Frequently Asked Questions: –
Is this an R-rated movie?
Yes, the movie is rated R due to the presence of violent scenes; supernatural horror, gore content, and abuse of substances.
Where to stream?
After hitting the theatres, the movie would be available for streaming on Universal’s Peacock website.
What is the budget of the movie, and what can be expected?
The movie’s budget is about 1.88 crores USD; and it is a medium-budget movie with a highly creative storyline and an excellent directional view. It can be expected to be a successful choice among viewers and horror enthusiasts.