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Ethan Hawke Stars as a Child-Killing Magician in Scott Derrickson’s ‘The Black Phone’

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by Trey Hilburn III

The terrifying Joe Hill story, The Black Phone has been adapted by none other than C. Robert Cargill and Scott Derrickson. It is a terrifying feature that takes us back to the kidnapping fears of the 70’s and 80’s. The big terror that was driven by the media that simply said that this was a time in which  it wasn’t a mater of “if” but”when” your kids would be kidnapped.

I were lucky enough to see The Black Phone at Fantastic Fest and totally loved it. Make sure to check out our review. It’s definitely something this audience is going to get behind. It’s scary and very dark.

The official synopsis for The Black Phone goes like this:

The phone is dead. And it’s ringing.

Director Scott Derrickson returns to his terror roots and partners again with the foremost brand in the genre, Blumhouse, with a new horror thriller. 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.


Ethan Hawke plays a deranged magician in a black van in this one and he does so terrifyingly for a guy who doesn’t usually play the villain. In fact the entire cast for this one is tremendous.

The Black Phone stars Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Jeremy Davies, James Ransone and Ethan Hawke.

Get ready for The Black Phone to land in theaters June 24.