‘The Black Phone’ Will Dial Up Movie Theaters Next January

Answer the phone–it’s for you.

The latest team-up of director Scott Derrickson and Blumhouse Productions–The Black Phone–has wrapped production and is preparing to hit theaters early next year.

Derrickson–known for helming such genre hits as Doctor Strange and Sinister–co-wrote the screenplay with frequent collaborator C. Robert Cargill. And, according to comicbook.com, the film–based on the 2004 Joe Hill short story out of the 20th Century Ghost collection–will premiere Jan. 28, 2022.

As it turns out, next January will be crammed with new horror films. Morbius–Sony’s adaptation of the Marvel Comics living vampire–will debut Jan. 21, 2022, and the highly touted fifth Scream installment will open Jan. 14, 2022.

The Black Phone tells the frightening tale of a kidnapped 13-year-old boy, according to the official synopsis, who finds himself “in a soundproof basement surrounded by the remains of other victims.” And it gets worse from there. When night falls, “the antique–and disconnected–phone in the room begins to ring with calls from the dead.” Talk about a wrong number!

The film stars Ethan Hawke (who worked with Derrickson on Sinister) as the kidnapper, Mason Thames as the hapless boy, Jeremy Davis as the boy’s father, Madeleine McGraw as his sister and James Ransone as Max.

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


Thomas Tuna
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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