How To Watch ‘The Black Phone’ Full Movie Online 123Movies Release Date, Cast, Trailer, and Everything We Know About Scott Derrickson’s New Horror Movie

The Black Phone is a twisted horror movie about a 13-year-old boy kidnapped by a child killer. He is locked in a soundproof basement, and starts to receive calls on a disconnected from the killer’s previous victims.

 

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The Black Phone is a twisted horror movie about a 13-year-old boy kidnapped by a child killer. He is locked in a soundproof basement, and starts to receive calls on a disconnected from the killer’s previous victims.

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The Black Phone is a twisted horror movie about a 13-year-old boy kidnapped by a child killer. He is locked in a soundproof basement, and starts to receive calls on a disconnected from the killer’s previous victims.

Where can you stream The Black Phone?

The Black Phone is set to be released in theatres on 4 February 2022. The film had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest on 25 September 2021, and the new trailer dropped on 13 Oct 2021.

At the moment there has been no official streaming date released for The Black Phone, but we can assume that the film will drop on streaming shortly after its theatrical release.

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AMC and Universal agreed on a deal back in July 2020 that shortened the window for films to move to streaming. This will allow new films to move to video-on-demand just 17 days after their theatrical release. Although there has been no confirmation of where to watch the The Black Phone, it could be coming to US homes sooner than you think.

Other recent Universal films such as Halloween Kills were released simultaneously onto Peacock and also in cinemas. However, the film industry is slowly moving away from the pandemic release schedule which prioritised a hybrid release-date model.

Movie trailer unnerves fans online

Many people have taken to social media to share their excitement for the upcoming horror film. However, many fans felt deeply disturbed by Ethan Hawke’s performance.

In case you missed it, here is the first official trailer for The Black Phone which debuted online on October 13, just in time for it to play before another Blumhouse movie: Halloween Kills. The trailer definitely plays on the creep factor as well as feeling reminiscent of Andy Muschietti’s first It film.

What Is ‘The Black Phone’ About?

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The Black Phone twists the typical abduction story on its head. The film is set in the 1970s in the suburbs of Colorado, where kids are being hunted down by a serial killer known as The Grabber. Enter young Finney Shaw, who after being tricked by the Grabber disguised as a magician, is kidnapped and locked away in a soundproof basement. The young abductee finds an old disconnected black phone and learns of its ability to transmit the voices of all of the Grabber’s young victims who want to help him escape. In the meantime, Finney’s sister Gwen starts having visions that could lead her down a path to help her find her kidnapped brother.

What Is ‘The Black Phone’ Rated?

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If you like your horror films to be R-rated, well you are in luck with The Black Phone! The film is rated R by the MPA for violence, bloody images, language, and some drug use. So if you were nervous that Derrickson might cut back on the gnarlier aspects of the story, there is no need to fear as this will not be a film for the young ones.

Is ‘The Black Phone’ Based On Anything?

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It is. In fact, The Black Phone is based on the 2004 short story of the same name written by Joe Hill, the son of legendary horror author Stephen King. If you are interested in checking out the short story before seeing the movie, it can be found in Hill’s short story collection 20th Century Ghosts.

This won’t be the first adaptation of one of Hill’s works. Hill’s novel Horns was turned into a movie in 2014, which was directed by Crawl filmmaker Alexander Aja and starred Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, and Max Minghella. Hill’s comic series Locke & Key was turned into a hit series on Netflix after being stuck in development hell for years. The series stars Darby Stanchfield, Jackson Robert Scott, Emilia Jones and Connor Jessup and recently debuted its second season with a third season already on the way. Hill’s novel NOS4A2 was adapted into an AMC series with Star Trek star Zachary Quinto co-starring alongside Ashleigh Cummings. In The Tall Grass, which was based off a novella Hill wrote with his father King became a movie on Netflix directed by Vincenzo Natali and featured horror veteran Patrick Wilson. On top of all of that, several of Hill’s works were also adapted into episodes of the Shudder anthology series Creepshow.

Who Is In ‘The Black Phone’?

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Ethan Hawke stars as the unhinged serial killer the Grabber, clad in a variety of kooky outfits and demonic masks. Hawke has long stayed away from playing villains on screen, making it a personal rule for himself, but Derrickson was clearly able to convince Hawke to break that rule. Hawke had previously worked with Derrickson on Sinister where played the lead role of a father whose daughter becomes enamored by a murderous deity known as Bughuul. The Black Phone won’t even be Hawke’s only villainous role in 2022 as he will also be playing an unknown villain opposite Oscar Isaac in the Marvel Studios Disney+ series Moon Knight. Outside of Sinister, Hawke isn’t a newbie to the horror genre having also had roles in genre pics such as The Purge and Daybreakers.

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