After scaring off $100 million worldwide, Scott Derricksonit is The black phone is now directed to on-demand sales outlets this Friday, July 15, 2022learned Bloody Disgusting.
The film, meanwhile, is still playing in theaters, currently sitting at No. 6 on the box office charts and grossing $62.3 million domestically. A huge victory for non-franchise horror cinema!
Meagan wrote in her review of The black phone for Bloody Disgusting, “Derrickson and Cargill revive the same traits and structure of Claim to turn Joe Hill’s short into a full-length nightmare full of ghostly children, violence and a trio of unforgettable performances.
Four-time Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke in the most terrifying role of his career and introducing Mason Thames in his very first film role, The black phone is produced, directed and co-written by Scott Derrickson, the writer-director of Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Marvel strange doctor.
Finney Shaw, a shy but intelligent 13-year-old boy, is kidnapped by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is useless. When a disconnected phone on the wall starts ringing, Finney discovers he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they’re determined to make sure what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.
The screenplay for the film is by Derrickson & C.Robert Cargill (Strange, Sinister Doctor franchise), based on the award-winning short story by Joe Hill of his New York Times bestseller 20th century ghosts. The film is produced by Derrickson & Cargill’s Crooked Highway and presented by Universal and Blumhouse. Jason Blum, Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill are the producers of the film, which is produced by Ryan Turek and Christopher H. Warner.
You all asked, and here is the answer. Finally, those of you who stay out of public spaces can venture into the cellar with Finney and The Grabber! https://t.co/K4CP46DLWK
— C. Robert Cargill (@Massawyrm) July 11, 2022