Never talk to strangers. Academy Award® Nominee Ethan Hawke (Dark, Childhood, Training Day), in the most disturbing role of his career, stars in a new suspenseful thriller based on the short story by Joe Hill (“Locke & Key,” horns) and Blumhouse and director Scott Derrickson, who brought you Sinister Y Medical Weird.
fresh certificate in rotten tomatoes with a score of 83%, THE BLACK PHONE is available to buy with captivating extras on Digital August 12, 2022 and on Blu-rayTM and DVD on August 16, 2022 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Hailed as “a modern horror classic” (daily deaths), THE BLACK PHONE comes with exclusive bonus content including deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes with cast and crew, Derrickson’s short film shadow marauder and a lead commentary from director/producer/co-writer Scott Derrickson.
Official synopsis: Finney (Thames), a shy but intelligent 13-year-old boy, is kidnapped by a sadistic killer (Hawke) and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is useless. When an unplugged phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they’re hell-bent on making sure what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney. The film is produced by Derrickson & Cargill’s Crooked Highway and presented by Universal and Blumhouse.
From Producer Jason Blum (The Invisible Man, Get Out, Split), written by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill (Sinister, Dr. Strange) with Derrickson directing, THE BLACK PHONE stars Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Davies (Saving Private Ryan, The House That Jack Built, Lost), James Ransone (It Chapter Two, Generation Kill), Mason Thames (To All Mankind, Walker) and Madeleine McGraw (Secrets of Sulpher Springs, A Christmas Wish).
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EXCLUSIVE ADDITIONAL FEATURES on BLU-RAYTMDVD AND DIGITAL:
- DELETED SCENES
- Is this America now?
- without dreams
- ETHAN HAWKE’S EVIL TWIST – Dive deeper into the character of The Grabber and how Ethan Hawke was able to transform into this puzzling villain.
- ANSWERING THE CALL: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE BLACK PHONE – Take a behind-the-scenes look at the most fundamental elements of THE BLACK PHONE production, including adapting the story and achieving director Scott Derrickson’s vision.
- DEVIL IN DESIGN – Explore how the intricacies of production design helped bring this film to life, from set design to costumes, hair and makeup.
- SUPER 8 GAME – The cast and crew discuss the decision to shoot the dream sequences on Super 8 film and how that helped capture the aesthetic of the time.
- shadow marauder – A short film by Scott Derrickson
- ROLE COMMENTARY FROM PRODUCER/CO-WRITER/DIRECTOR SCOTT DERRICKSON
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