‘The Black Phone’ Calls Ahead With Eerie Official Trailer

The latest horror entry from Scott Derrickson beings new meaning to the old saw, “Never talk to strangers.”

The Black Phone–which premiered at Fantastic Fest last month–won’t hit theaters until Feb. 4, 2022, but a trailer dropped this week to get horror fans in the proper mood, as reported by screenrant.com. Check out the video on this page.

Derrickson–who helmed Deliver Us From Evil and Sinister–directed the film from a screenplay he wrote with C. Robert Cargill that was based on the 2004 Joe Hill short story of the same name.

The story follows a 1970s serial killer known as The Grabber (Ethan Hawke) who abducts and presumably murders five children before snatching Finney Shaw (Mason Thames) and trapping him in a soundproof basement. But a mysterious, disconnected black phone that transmits the voices of past victims may hold the key to the boy’s dilemma.

The film–from Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures–also features Jeremy Davies as Shaw’s father, Madeleine McGraw as his sister Gwen and James Ransone as Max.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on The Black Phone.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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