The phone is dead. And it’s ringing.
June 1, 2022
Mark Korven Scores Scott Derrickson’s New Horror Feature THE BLACK PHONE
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.
Starring four-time Oscar® nominee Ethan Hawke in the most terrifying role of his career and introducing Mason Thames in his first ever film role, THE BLACK PHONE is produced, directed, and co-written by Scott Derrickson the writer-director of DOCTOR STRANGE, DELIVER US FROM EVIL, THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE, SINISTER, HELLRAISER: INFERNO). The film’s screenplay is by Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill, based on the award-winning short story by Joe Hill from 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 producers on the film, which is executive produced by Ryan Turek and Christopher H. Warner.
Mark Korven (THE WITCH, THE LIGHTHOUSE, CUBE, RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY, THEM, THE TERROR: INFAMY) has composed the original music.
THE BLACK PHONE had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest on September 25, 2021. It is scheduled to be theatrically released by Universal Pictures on June 24, 2022. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, with praise for its faithfulness to the source material, Derrickson’s direction, and Hawke’s performance as the antagonist.
-via Universal Pictures