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The Black Phone - Official Trailer


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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 film stars Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Jeremy Davies, James Ransone, and Ethan Hawke. The screenplay is by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, based on the short story by Joe Hill. The producers are Jason Blum, Scott Derrickson, and C. Robert Cargill, with Ryan Turek and Christopher H. Warner serving as executive producers.

The Black Phone, directed by Scott Derrickson, arrives in theaters on February 4, 2022.


Looks interesting, but the trailer is showing a lot. Honestly, stop watching the trailer at around 1:57 lol.
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That trailer basically just showed the entire movie. SMH. My wife is into true crime, she might enjoy this film. Also Hawke is awesome, interested to see him in this role.
Yeah the trailer gave too much away imo. Kinda spoils it. Interesting premise though.


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I like Ethan Hawke, and I think Scott Derrickson has decent chops as a director, but Sinister just wasn't good.

Hawke tried hard but I'm sorry but the way his character acted based on his supposed occupation was fundamentally wrong psychologically. A true crime writer is going to get exposed to some pretty gnarly stuff, so why's he cringing like a pre-teen girl at crime footage? They don't. It was just bad writing where the needs of the plot solely guide behaviour, and even a talented thesp like Hawke can't sell that.
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