After having postponed its theatrical release, from February 2022, to June of the same year (June 23 in Mexico, June 24 in the US), the horror thriller The Black Phone of the filmmaker Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Doctor Strange), and his frequent collaborator and co-writer on this film, C. Robert Cargill (Sinister, Doctor Strange), presents a new official trailer, available at the end of the note.
The feature film of Blumhouse Productions y Universal Pictureswhich marks a return to the roots of terror for both Derrickson and Cargill, features the leading role of Ethan Hawke playing The Grabber (“The raptor”), a sadistic murderer who wears a chilling mask (designed by Tom Savini), who in the preview we see terrorize a little boy, who deceived by magic tricks, is kidnapped by “The Raptor” and taken to a basement.
- Savini is an American actor, director, and special effects and makeup artist, best known for his work as a makeup artist on such films as Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Creepshow, Monkey Shines, and special effects Friday the 13th, y The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2to mention a few.
Hawke co-stars in the story alongside Mason Thames (serie For All Mankind of Apple TV), in his first film role, Madeleine McGraw (Toy Story 4, Secrets of Sulphur Springs), y Jeremy Davies (Hannibal).
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.
The titled in Mexico, the black phonewill be released exclusively in theaters on June 23 in our country, and on June 24 in the US.
The latest trailer below: