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Posted on: October 18th, 2021

Frequent collaborators Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill (Sinister) are bringing their adaptation of Joe Hill’s short story The Black Phone to the big screen next year—and the trailer rings with dread.

The film follows Finney Shaw, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy who is abducted by a sadistic killer called the Grabber 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.

Sinister star Ethan Hawke plays the Grabber in the film, wearing a series of chilling masks designed by Tom Savini and his team, with Mason Thames playing his latest victim. The cast also includes Jeremy Davies (Hannibal) and Madeleine McGraw (Outcast).

The Black Phone hits theatres on February 4th, 2022. Don’t talk to strangers, but do check out the trailer below.

Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)

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