With the horror thriller The Black Phone of Scott Derrickson, Blumhouse Productions y Universal Picturescurrently previewing in movie theaters in Mexico, comparisons continue to emerge between Derrickson’s most recent feature film, and Sinister, the filmmaker’s creepy horror film released in 2012.
First, the protagonist of both films, Ethan Hawkecommented that the black phonea project that marks the return to the roots of horror cinema, both for Derrickson and for his frequent collaborator and co-writer on this film, C. Robert Cargill (Sinister, Doctor Strange), “It’s like a sister movie to Sinister that goes to a deeper and stranger place”.
Now, the actor explains to the medium SlashFilm why he thinks that Black Phone it’s a better movie than Sinisterwhich was cataloged by a scientific study carried out in 2020, as the scariest movie of all time,
“Making a good horror movie is a lot like solving a geometry problem. There’s math in a building. It has to be simple enough, complicated enough. cuts. Math has something to do with it. Scott is a very elegant filmmaker. I feel like this script was even better than Sinister, and it’s more mature cinema. He makes good movies. If you love acting, you want to be with serious filmmakers because he gives you a chance. .”
In Black PhoneHawke plays The Grabber (“The raptor”), a sadistic assassin who wears a chilling mask (designed by Tom Savini), which terrifies a small child (Mason Thames), who deceived by magic tricks, is kidnapped and taken to a basement.
The story follows Finney Shaw (Thames), a shy but intelligent 13-year-old boy, who is kidnapped by a sadistic killer (Hawke) and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use.
When an unplugged phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims.
Cargill adapted the screenplay from the award-winning short story of the same name written by Joe Hill. Derrickson, Cargill y Jason Blum Blumhouse and Universal produce the film. Hill is the executive producer, along with Ryan Turek, and Christopher H. Warner.
Preview in theaters in Mexico: June 17 and 18, 2022, premiere June 23, and premiere in the United States on June 24.