A trailer has just been released for the new Scream movie. Here's another horror trailer that features a ringing phone and is perfectly timed for Halloween season (even though the movie won't be out until next year). The Black Phone. This is Scott Derrickson's latest film. His biggest achievement was 2016's Doctor Strange, but his shriek-inducing abilities have been well demonstrated elsewhere in his filmography including Deliver Us From Evil and The Exorcism of Emily Rose. These titles are especially notable because Sinisters Ethan Hawke stars in The Black Phone. However, he appears to be playing a different type of character. You should check it out!
In case the trailer didn't scare you enough, here is The Black Phone's official description: Finney Shaw is a shy, but intelligent 13-year old boy who is kidnapped by a sadistic killer. He is placed in a basement with no soundproofing, where screaming is almost ineffective. Finney hears the voices of previous victims when a wall-mounted phone begins to ring. They are determined to make sure Finney doesn't suffer the same fate as their victims.
There are many films that depict kidnappers exploiting children, but they usually tell the story from the perspective of their terrified parents or determined cops. Not the young victim and his seemingly psychic classmate. And certainly not from the perspective of any previous victims returning from the dead to kick some serial-killer ass.
Mason Thames, who plays Finney Shaw alongside Hawke, is also seen in the film. The rest of the cast includes James Ransone and Jeremy Davies as well as E. Roger Mitchell and Madeline McGraw. Derrickson directs The Black Phone. He and C. Robert Cargill (Doctor Strange and Sinister) co-wrote the script. The Black Phone is based upon a short story written by Joe Hill (Locke & Key and Creepshow and Horns).
The Black Phone will be in theaters February 4.
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