The Black Phone trailer promises Scott Derrickson’s Joe Hill adaptation is nightmare-inducing

Director Scott Derrickson’s adaptation of the Joe Hill story The Black Phone will be reaching theatres on June 24th, and today a new trailer has arrived online to give us a look at the film that one of the featured quotes describes as “nightmare-inducing”. The trailer embedded above also offers an intriguing glimpse of the “blood-curdling” performance Ethan Hawke delivers as the film’s villain, who is called The Grabber and wears masks designed by Tom Savini.

If you’d like to read the Black Phone short story while we wait for the film’s release, it can be found in Hill’s collection 20th Century Ghosts, which you can buy HERE. The movie stars Mason Thames as 

Finney Shaw, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, who is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.

Jeremy Davies plays Finney’s father, Madeleine McGraw is Finney’s sister, and James Ransone is in there as a character named Max.

Derrickson wrote the screenplay adaptation with his Sinister and Doctor Strange co-writer C. Robert Cargill. Derrickson and Cargill also produced The Black Phone with Blumhouse’s Jason Blum. Hill serves as executive producer.

I haven’t read the Joe Hill story yet, but I’m really looking forward to checking out the movie. Our own Gaius Bolling had the chance to watch The Black Phone way back in October, and you can read his 9/10 review at THIS LINK

Are you looking forward to watching this movie, and what do you think about the new trailer? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
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