- Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Davies and James Ransone
- June 22nd 2022
- Scott Derrickson
Ethan Hawke plays a serial kidnapper and murderer in Scott Derrickson’s supernatural horror The Black Phone.
After getting a taste of playing a villain in Marvel TV series Moon Knight earlier this year, Ethan Hawke has one-upped himself by playing a serial killer in Scott Derrickson’s The Black Phone.
This supernatural horror, also co-written by Derrickson, is set in North Denver in 1978.
The neighbourhood is on high alert as five schoolchildren are missing and rumour has it “The Grabber” is behind all the disappearances.
His sixth victim is Finney Shaw (Mason Thames), who gets locked up in The Grabber’s sparse basement, which contains nothing except a bed, toilet and a black phone on the wall.
The phone has been disconnected for years, but somehow, The Grabber’s past victims are able to communicate with Finney through it and help him try to escape his captor’s clutches.
The Black Phone feels like a Stephen King movie adaptation – and there’s good reason for that. It is based on a short...