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The Black Phone


Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Jeremy Davies, Ethan Hawke View All


Scott Derrickson (Screenplay), Scott Derrickson (Director), C. Robert Cargill (Screenplay) View All

Release: Jan. 28th, 2022
Runtime: 1 hour, 43 minutes
Finney Shaw, 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 killerís previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesnít happen to Finney.
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Screenplay co-written by C. Robert Cargill (very cool dude), based on a Joe Hill short story which I read a few years back. Presumably expanded into feature length. ...

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It makes sense that in adapting the story, subplots outside of Finn's captivity would be added, and they have quite the range of success.
Then there's this phone...we know the phone is not connected and we know Finney is not really talking to the previous victims, but we're confused as to how and why this is happening and why the Grabber is so incensed when he first catches Finney on the phone.