Overall Rank: 4968
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 12
Theatrical Release Date: 06/24/2022
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 08/16/2022
Genre: Drama, Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Scott Derrickson
Actors: Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Davies, James Ransone, Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, E. Roger Mitchell
Plot: A young boy is abducted by a notorious child killer and locked in a soundproof basement. But he finds he is not alone when he begins to receive calls on a disconnected phone from the killer's previous victims. -- Chris Kavan
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Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/18/2022
Scott Derrickson, who has already graced us with the excellent horror film Sinister (as well as the first Doctor Strange) is back in top form, delivering another chilling experience with The Black Phone.
Horror can arrive in many forms but I always find the "jump scare" school of horror to be the more lazy option. There's nothing wrong with a good jump scare - in fact, The Black Phone has a few of its own - but the greatest of horror films manage to get under you skin. It's the tension, the atmosphere that I like best in modern horror, and between some truly twisted masks and the claustrophobic basement setting, Black Phone delivers.
The setup is thus: set in 1978, a Colorado town finds itself haunted by the specter of "The Grabber" (Ethan Hawken) who has …
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