The Black Phone

The Black Phone

(2022)

Synopsis

A small town in Colorado is on edge after the disappearance of 5 children. Soon, Finney Shaw is also kidnapped and locked in a basement. The young boy discovers a nearby phone that transmits the voices of the other victims who try to help lead Finney to safety.

What to know

The Black Phone is a horror movie produced by Blumhouse Productions. The movie is based on a 2004 short story by Joe Hill, the son of famed writer Stephen King.

The film’s antagonist, The Grabber, is played by Ethan Hawke. The actor is most known for his appearances in Richard Linklater “Before” trilogy and more recently for his appearance in the Disney+ series Moon Knight. Mason Thames stars as Finney and actor and musician James Finsley Ransone III plays Max.

The Black Phone was released in theaters on June 24, 2022.

Production: Timeline, news & updates

  • January 2020: While Scott Derrickson worked on Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, he began clashing with Marvel over creative differences. The dispute led him to drop out of the movie and he went to work with his frequent collaborator, C. Robert Cargill, on The Black Phone (Source: Variety)
  • October 2020: Derrickson is officially announced as the director of The Black Phone, using the adapted screenplay written by Cargill. The filmmakers find the star of their movie, Mason Thames, to play Finney Shaw. (Source: SOURCE)
  • January 2021: Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Davies, and James Ransone join the cast of the movie. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
  • September 25, 2021: The film had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in September 2021. It received 100% positive reviews aggregated on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average score of 7.8/10. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)
  • June 24, 2022: The Black Phone is released in theaters in the United States.

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Genres

Horror, Mystery & Thriller, Drama

Runtime

1h 43min

Age rating

R

Cast

The Black Phone streaming: where to watch online?

Currently you are able to watch "The Black Phone" streaming on Amazon Prime Video. It is also possible to buy "The Black Phone" on Apple iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Vudu, Microsoft Store, Redbox, DIRECTV, AMC on Demand as download or rent it on Apple iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Vudu, Microsoft Store, Redbox, DIRECTV, FlixFling, AMC on Demand, Spectrum On Demand online.