If it's creepy horror you're after, then look no further than The Black Phone. Directed by Scott Derrickson and written by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, they both produced the movie with Jason Blum.
With elements of the supernatural, The Black Phone is set in Denver in 1978 and follows a serial child abductor nicknamed “The Grabber”.
Siblings Finney and Gwen Blake live in the area and knew one of the boys, Bruce, who was abducted by the Grabber. Then the Grabber abducts Robin, Finney's friend at school. And before long, Finney is also taken.
He wakes up in a soundproofed basement, and on the wall is a disconnected black rotary phone. But things take a weird turn when the phone rings, and Finney answers it.
To tell you any more would just spoil the fun, so instead let's look at where you can watch The Black Phone.
Where To Stream The Black Phone
It doesn't matter which country you live in, The Black Phone is available on a number of streaming platforms.
United States: There is one streaming option to watch The Black Phone in the US. That is on Amazon Prime Video and you need a subscription.
Alternatively, you can rent it on Apple TV+, Google Play and Flix Fling.
United Kingdom: If you live in the UK you can only watch The Black Phone on Sky Cinema or via the Now app.
Canada: Canadians can stream The Black Phone on Crave.
Australia: Aussies are in luck if they want to watch Ethan Hawke's The Black Phone as it is on Netflix!
Germany: If you want to stream The Black Phone in Germany, you can catch it on Sky.
Brazil: The film is available on NOW Online and GloboPlay.
Poland: If you fancy a few scares and you live in Poland you can watch the film on Sky Showtime.
Italy: Subscribers to Now TV in Italy can stream the movie today!
Portugal: Portugese fans of Ethan Hawke are in luck, the movie is available to watch on Sky Showtime.
Denmark: If you're in Denamrk The Black Phone is included with your subscription to Sky Showtime.
Why Was The Black Phone Delayed?
There are a couple of reasons why The Black Phone was delayed. The first was that Scott Derrickson really wanted to direct it but was already committed to Marvel Studios. His co-writer agreed to wait until he became available to start work on the film.
That happened in January 2020 and from there on it was all systems go. Casting was completed in early 2021 and filming began soon after. Post-production was completed by December 2021.
The second reason The Black Phone was delayed was because of how successful it was in the previews. Blumhouse delayed it from its initial January 2022 release to June 2022 because of how great the early reactions were. They knew it would get a bigger audience if they gave it a summer release date.
Cast Of The Black Phone
Mason Thames as Finney Blake, a 13-year-old boy who has a troubled life
Madeleine McGraw as Gwen Blake, Finney's protective younger sister.
Ethan Hawke (Juliet, Naked) as The Grabber, a party magician and serial killer
Jeremy Davies as Terrence Blake, Finney and Gwen's father
E. Roger Mitchell as Detective Wright
Troy Rudeseal as Detective Miller
James Ransone as Max Shaw, a drug abuser and brother of The Grabber
Miguel Cazarez Mora as Robin Arellano, Finney's protective friend
Tristan Pravong as Bruce Yamada, a baseball player who plays for a rival team
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