The Black Phone (2021)

The Black Phone (2021)

Black Phone is a horror movie starring Ethan Hawke. Directed by Scott Derrickson. Produced by Blumhouse Productions.

Another good horror movie from the couple Hawke-Derrickson (Sinister, 2012).

Plot

In a suburban Colorado town in the 1970s, 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.

The Director

Scott Derrickson

Scott Derrickson is an American filmmaker known for the movies Sinister (2012) and Dr. Strange (2016).

Scott Derrickson
LOS ANGELES, CA. October 20, 2016: Scott Derrickson at the world premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange” at the El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood.. Depostiphotos

Scott Derrickson was born on July 16, 1966 in Los Angeles, California.

He made his debut in the Hellraiser saga movies with Hellraiser V: Inferno. He directed: The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), Sinister (2012), Deliver Us From Evil (2014) and Doctor Strange (2016).

And he is now working on an adaptation of the epic poem written by John Milton, The Lost Paradise.

The Cast

Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke at arrivals for 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards 2015 – Arrivals 2, Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, CA February 21, 2015. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection. Depostiphotos

Ethan Hawke is an American actor and writer known for the movies, Training Day (2001) and Sinister (2012), among others.

Ethan Green Hawke was born on November 6, 1970 in Austin, Texas; United States.

Ethan Hawke rose to fame in 1985 thanks to the movie Explorers and the film starring Robin Williams, Dead Poets Society. He has a role in Reality Bites, alongside Winona Ryder and he was nominated to an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for Training Day (Denzel Washington).

He was also nominated, but this time for Best Screenplay, for the movies Before Sunset and Before Midnight.

He was married with the actress Uma Thruman from 1998 to 2004). They both starred in Gattaca (1997).

We watched… Predestination (2014) and Stockholm, a funny 2018 movie.

Movie Reviews

‘The Black Phone’ marks another solid effort by the writer and director. The scares work, and so does the tension. The small neighborhood town feels lived in

Meagan Navarro: Bloody Disgusting 

Derrickson can build a mood and craft creepy imagery, and he moves his camera with precision. But this feels like a notebook of compelling visual and narrative ideas that never quite fit together.

Jason Bailey: The Playlist

Official Movie Trailer

Cast & Crew

Black Phone (2021)

Movie title: Black Phone

Movie description: In a suburban Colorado town in the 1970s, 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.

Date published: June 13, 2022

Country: United States

Duration: 102 mins

Author: Martin Cid

Director(s): Scott Derrickson

Actor(s): Ethan Hawke, Mason Thames, Jeremy Davies, James Ransone, Madeleine McGraw, Gina Jun, E. Roger Mitchell

Genre: Horror

Overall
6/10
6/10

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