It’s still early days, obviously, but I can’t help but see this and feel glad. Currently riding at 100 on Rotten Tomaters. #TheBlackPhone pic.twitter.com/Gv92oMKBeC
Wow, THE BLACK PHONE looks fantastic. Can't wait to be entertained/disturbed by it, @scottderrickson
Not going to watch THE BLACK PHONE trailer because the few stills of Ethan Hawke I’ve seen terrify me. Already on board. pic.twitter.com/rHBXmKiwuO
13 October, 2021 - 12:24pm
Surely you’ve been taught not to talk to strangers — yes, even if they’re masquerading as a magician with a van full of black balloons. Yet somehow, that’s what sets off The Black Phone, Blumhouse’s latest twisted offering, which released a trailer on October 13. The horror film is based on a 2004 short story by Joe Hill, directed by Doctor Strange’s Scott Derrickson, and co-written by Derrickson and his frequent collaborator C. Robert Cargill. Ethan Hawke stars as “the Grabber,” a kidnapper and serial killer rumored to be on the loose around town flaunting a collection of horrifying masks. Mason Thames, meanwhile, is Finney Shaw, the kidnapped kid who learns he can talk to the Grabber’s past victims through a phone in the basement and uses their help to try to escape. And they say Gen Z doesn’t know how to use landlines! The Black Phone hits theaters February 4.