The Black Phone

The Black Phone

Finney Blake, 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.

  • Released: 2022-05-29
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Genre: Horror, Thrillers
  • Stars: Ethan Hawke, Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Jeremy Davies, James Ransone, Banks Repeta, Kellan Rhude, J. Gaven Wilde, E. Roger Mitchell, Gina Jun, Ryan Cronan, Braxton Alexander, Andrew Farmer, T. Maxwell Martin, Brady Ryan, Jacob Moran, Jordan Isaiah White, Spencer Fitzgerald, Kristina Arjona, Tristan Pravong, Ron Blake, Robert Fortunato, Chris TC Edge, Mark Riccardi, Brady Hepner, Troy Rudeseal, Megan Petersen, Bay Allebach, Ray Strachan, Mike Bailey, Christine Connelly, Matthew Simmons, Ray Strachan, Ray Strachan, Miguel Cazarez Mora, Rebecca Clarke, Sheila M. O'Rear, Rocco Poveromo, Parrish Stikeleather
  • Director: Scott Derrickson
  • denniskin - 12 January 2023
    Better than mediocre, but not great.
    Black phone is a fine to watch once, maybe twice, but I won't be circling around to it any more than that. The best thing about the movie is that it's a coming of age movie. Kids are the main characters and in that, you just end up liking them. The part where it falls short, is the character of the Grabber. Ethan hawk didn't do anything bad, it's just that he was explored very well. Questions like, why the mask? And Why does he do what he does? These questions just go unanswered. There is no back story to him or anything. In the end, he just wasn't that interesting. If your bored this movie will do.
  • legobuilderpro - 6 January 2023
    Never talk to strangers
    The Black Phone is a good thriller movie, it has supernatural elements to make it horror, but it is mostly a thriller. The movie has an interesting premise with a supernatural feel to it surrounding this black phone in the movie that I thought was cool.

    The performances in the movie were great; Mason Thames as Finney who is taken by The Grabber played by Ethan Hawke was good in the movie and the fact is that you want him to escape as he is trying to figure out separate ways to escape. Ethan Hawke gave an excellent performance as The Grabber, he was funny sometimes, but he gave a creepy and disturbing presence along with having a mask that was also creepy in how it would change expression whenever his mood changes.

    I thought the use of the black phone was cool and I liked how Finney, the main character, used it. I liked how the spirits of The Grabber's earlier victims interacted and talked to Finney, along with helping him escape by giving him certain clues he can use against The Grabber.

    I will not spoil anything, but the main character's sister has something to do with the plot in a way that helps us in the movie. Plus, we do not see just Ethan Hawke as The Grabber we see him wear the mask for most of the movie, and the movie gives a backstory behind also that was creepy.

    The Black Phone (2022) was a good thriller that had good performances, good scares, a cool premise, and a memorable creepy villain. I would recommend this movie to the people who like thrillers or just horror movies in general.