Sleeping tonight might get difficult for you if you saw the first poster for Blumhouse Productions “The Black Phone“. Just by looking at the poster, you know that things are not right and it might get creepier for some people.
The poster unveils Ethan Hawke as the masked killer “The Grabber”. The actor has certainly thrown his “no villains rule” out of the window with The Black Phone. The movie follows the story of an abducted boy who is locked in the basement. And the basement floor is stained red due to the blood of half a dozen murdered children. Although, the most creepy thing is that the basement has an old telephone that has been disconnected for years. But it rings at night with calls from the dead.
Jason Blum says, “The Black Phone is definitely one of the creepiest movies we’ve ever done. Scott thinks it is his best movie. I’m such a fan of Scott’s…I really like all of his movies. I loved Sinister but I will certainly say it is one of his best movies. Maybe the best movie he has ever made.”
Alongside Ethan Hawke, the movie also stars James Ransone, Jeremy Davies, Mason Thames, and Madeleine McGraw. Ethan Hawke is again teaming up with the Sinister director Scott Derrickson. Joe Hill’s novella of the same name is the source material for the movie. Previously, Joe Hill’s Locke & Key has been the source material for the Netflix series of the same name. His fantastic writing style that mixes humor and horror has given some marvelous reading gems and has the moviemakers wanting to collaborate.
Blumhouse Productions is the right fit for developing horror movies. Their previous productions such as Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge, Split, Get Out, Happy Death Day, Halloween, Us, and The Invisible Man have garnered a lot of praise. Also, their business model of having a low budget yet giving the director creative freedom has certainly brought fantastic results.
The Black Phone will release in theaters on January 28, 2022.