The Black Phone is dialing up the horrors–with Ethan Hawke making a house call.
The latest horror effort from director Scott Derrickson–who helmed 2012’s Sinister and 2014’s Deliver Us From Evil–this week dropped an eerie photo of Hawke (disguised in a bizarre horned mask) stalking some unfortunate victim, as reported by screenrant.com. Check out the image and tweet from the filmmaker on this page.
My new @blumhouse @UniversalPics film THE BLACK PHONE starring Ethan Hawke (seen below), and the quarantine short film SHADOWPROWLER that I made with my two boys (both movies co-written by @Massawyrm) will premiere Saturday Sept 25th at #FantasticFest pic.twitter.com/tbooTKFC86
— N O S ? ? I ? ? ? ? ? ? O ? S (@scottderrickson) September 9, 2021
Derrickson also revealed that The Black Phone will premiere at the Fantastic Fest film festival Sept. 25 prior to its scheduled Jan. 28, 2022 theatrical debut.
The Black Phone–directed by Derrickson from a screenplay he wrote with frequent collaborator C. Robert Cargill–is adapted from a 2004 short story by horror author Joe Hill. The story follows a kidnapped 13-year-old boy who finds himself in a “soundproof basement surrounded by the remains of other victims.” Worse yet, an antique–and disconnected–black phone in the room “begins to ring with calls from the dead, who try to help him escape.”
The Blumhouse Productions film stars Hawke as the mysterious kidnapper, Mason Thames as the terrified boy, Jeremy Davies as the boy’s father, Madeleine McGraw as his sister and James Ransone as Max.
Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on The Black Phone.