Who knew a simple rotary dial phone could be so creepy?
A simple, but frightening, Finnish poster for this summer’s The Black Phone was released this week to herald the premiere of Scott Derrickson’s latest horror film. Check out the poster showing the titular phone–courtesy of collider.com–on this page.
Finland’s poster for The Black Phone pic.twitter.com/txSaUP6Vlz
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The Black Phone–from Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures–is Derrickson’s first horror movie since 2014’s Deliver Us From Evil, which came on the heels of Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose. The film is set for a theatrical release June 24.
The film–with a screenplay by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill–is based on a 2004 Joe Hill short story of the same name.
The movie–which stars Ethan Hawke, Mason Thames, Jeremy Davies, Madeleine McGraw and James Ransone–follows a 1970s serial killer known as The Grabber (Hawke) who has abducted and presumably murdered five children before snatching Finney Shaw (Thames) and trapping him in a soundproof basement.
And it’s there that a mysterious, disconnected black phone that transmits the voices of The Grabber’s past victims may hold the key to the boy’s predicament.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on The Black Phone.