The Black Phone

    The Black Phone


    Finney Blake, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.

    Your Movie Library


    • Mason ThamesFinney Blake
    • Ethan HawkeThe Grabber
    • Madeleine McGrawGwen Blake
    • Jeremy DaviesTerrence Blake
    • E. Roger MitchellDetective Wright
    • Troy RudesealDetective Miller
    • James RansoneMax
    • Miguel Cazarez MoraRobin Arellano
    • Rebecca ClarkeDonna
    • J. Gaven WildeMoose


    • 91


      The Black Phone is a succinct and stressful terror blanketed with themes of friendship, family, and inventive portrayals of resiliency.
    • 90


      The Black Phone mixes the supernatural with relatable horrors in ways that will leave you both terrified and hopeful.
    • 85


      For my money, The Black Phone is more complete and effective than Derrickson's previous horror movie "Sinister" and is the first feature adaptation of Joe Hill's work that demands more big-screen Joe Hill adaptations.
    • 80

      The Hollywood Reporter

      The story’s final third works even better than the buildup would suggest, shrugging off some of the atmospherics and, with a clever nod to a classic in the serial-killer genre, focusing all the movie’s energies on a sequence that delivers
    • 67

      The Playlist

      Derrickson can build a mood and craft creepy imagery, and he moves his camera with precision. But this feels like a notebook of compelling visual and narrative ideas that never quite fit together, that can’t quite manage to coalesce into coherence.

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