Another Supernatural horror movie? What new can they give us? Well, Scott Derrickson is back with a movie to terrify us all “The Black Phone”. The movie is already critically acclaimed for the brilliant direction of Scoot Derrickson and the acting of Ethan Hawke.
Scott’s last project was Dr. Strange and he ended up here because of C. Robert Cargill. They have collaborated a lot. Scott was about to direct Dr. Stranger’s sequel too but he started working on The Black Phone and remained an executive producer for Dr. Strange 2.
Ethan Hawke has also done a Disney collaboration this year. He was seen in Disney Hot star’s newest mini-series Moon knight playing the cult leader Arthur Harrow.
ABOUT THE MOVIE The Black Phone
The Black Phone premiered on September 2021 at Fantastic Fest. Furthermore, it is scheduled to be released on June 24, 2022, in the US by Universal Pictures. The movie is 102 minutes long and is already critically acclaimed.
The movie is directed by Scott Derrickson and produced by Jason Blum, Scott Derrickson, and C. Robert Cargill.
Additionally, The Black Phone was originally announced in October 2020 and started production in February 2021.
The first trailer was released in October 2021 and the second in April 2022, maybe because of the delay in the release of the movie.
PLOT OF THE MOVIE The Black Phone
The Black Phone turns the common snatching story on its head. The film is set during the 1970s in suburbia of Colorado, where children are being pursued somewhere near a chronic executioner known as The Grabber. Enter youthful Finney Shaw, who in the wake of being deceived by the Grabber camouflaged as a performer, is hijacked and locked away in a soundproof storm cellar.
The youthful abductee tracks down an old disengaged dark telephone and learns of its capacity to send the voices of the grabbers all are young casualties who need to assist him with getting away. Meanwhile, Finney’s sister Gwen begins having dreams that could lead her down a way to help her track down her hijacked sibling.
CAST AND CHARACTERS: The Black Phone
The main cast of the movie includes Ethan Hawke playing The Grabber, Mason Thames playing Finney, Madeleine McGraw playing Gwen, Jeremy Davies playing Terrence, E. Roger Mitchell plays Detective Wright, and James Ransone plays Max.
ADAPTATION: The Black Phone
The Black Phone is adapted from a short story of the same name written by Joe Hill in 2004. It was Joe Hill’s first book-length work. The book 20th Century Ghosts included 13 horror short stories and one of them was The Black Phone.
AUTHOR (JOE HILL)
Joseph Hill storm King is an American writer born in 1972. He is the son of Stephen King and Tabitha. His brother Owen King is also a writer.
He is a comic book writer, short stories writer, and novelist.
He has written novels like Heart-Shaped Box (2007), Horns (2010), NOS4A2 (2013), and The Fireman (2016). Joe Hill has written a total of 39 short stories and 12 comics. He has also written the poetry “The Sundial Man” in 2010.
He is not behind in awards too. In total, he has won 18 awards. Out of which 5 were credited to 20th Century Ghosts, 2 to Heart-Shaped Box, 3 to Locke & Key, 2 to Strange Weather, 1 to Voluntary Committal, two titled as to Best New Horror, 1 to Fireman, and one titled as Best Newcomer Award, and one for Better Than Home.