‘Mr. Harrigan’s Phone’ To Land On Netflix This October

by Thomas Tuna

Stephen King’s ringtone is very familiar.

The Netflix adaptation of the horror master’s Mr. Harrigan’s Phone received its Halloween (ish) debut date this week, according to Variety.

The film–a small-screen version of one of King’s novellas in the 2020 collection If It Bleeds–will land on the streamer Oct. 5, in plenty of time to plan your scary season around the flick.

Mr. Harrigan’s Phone–from writer/director John Hancock–already has the bestselling author’s stamp of approval. Earlier this month, King tweeted that he had seen a “close-to-finished cut” of the feature, and called it “nothing short of brilliant.”

The PG-13-rated film follows a young boy named Craig, who befriends an old billionaire, Mr. Harrigan. The two “form a bond over books and an iPhone,” according to the synopsis. “But, when the old man passes away, the boy discovers that not everything dead is gone.”

And that discovery hits home in a terrifying way when the boy finds himself able to “communicate with his friend from the grave through the iPhone that was buried with him.”

In the film, Jaeden Mattell plays Craig; Donald Sutherland is Mr. Harrigan; Joe Tippett plays Craig’s father; Kirby Howell-Baptiste is Craig’s teacher, Ms. Hart; Colin O’Brien portrays a younger Craig; and Cyrus Arnold plays Craig’s antagonist, Kenny Yankovich.

The Blumhouse Productions film is produced by Jason Blum, Ryan Murphy and Carla Hacken.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Mr. Harrigan’s Phone on Netflix.


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