Where Can I Watch The Black Phone – Is It On Netflix or Amazon?

Where Can I Watch The Black Phone – Is It On Netflix or Amazon?

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 Peacock Premium and you need a subscription.

Alternatively, you can rent it on They are Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, RedBox and Flix Fling.

United Kingdom: If you live in the UK you are out of luck when it comes to streaming The Black Phone. No platform currently includes it with a subscription.

Instead you have to rent it but there is more choice. You can watch it on Apple TV+, Amazon, Chili, YouTube or Sky Store.

Canada: Canadians have no options with The Black Phone not available to stream on the regular platforms.

Like the Brits, you have to rent it with options including FlixFling, Cineplex, Apple TV+ and Amazon. Amazon is currently the cheapest at CA$3.99.

Australia: There are no free options to stream The Black Phone so Aussies will have to rent it on Google Play, Telstra, Apple TV+ or Amazon.

Germany: If you want to watch Ethan Hawke in The Black Phone in Germany, you will have to rent it. It is not available on any streaming platform for free.

Rent it on Magenta TV, Rakuten TV, Amazon and Apple TV+.

Brazil: The film is available on NOW Online via CLARO Video.

If you don't have that app, you can rent the movie on Apple TV+, Claro Video, Google Play and Amazon.

Spain: In Spain you can watch The Black Phone if you rent it on Rakuten TV, MoviStar, Apple TV+ or Amazon.

Sweden: If you're in Sweden and have to rent The Black Phone as it is not included with any subscription.

Rental options include ViaPlay, Blockbuster or Apple TV+

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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