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Synopsis

After being abducted by a child killer and locked in a soundproof basement, a 13-year-old boy starts receiving calls on a disconnected phone from the killer's previous victims.

Cast

  • Ethan Hawke
  • Mason Thames
  • Madeleine McGraw
  • Jeremy Davies
  • James Ransone
  • E. Roger Mitchell
  • Michael Banks Repeta
  • J. Gaven Wilde

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Verified Review

So good it’ll make you wanna slap your momma

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The Black Phone exude nostalgia, mystery and crime even though I wasn't born around the 70’s. That is due to the amazing acting performance of all the cast and the stylistic choices by the director. The cinematography and visual helps depict a forlorn era, but relatable as a human experience. The music composition and soundtrack also evokes them even further. If you like reading Stephen King's best mystery/horror books, this movie is for you. Be forewarned, some scenes might be triggering because it depicts child abuse. Don't expect a lot of gore. There are few jump-scares that works to dial up the suspense instead of giving you a cheap scare like most commercial horror movies. This movie should get high recognition, but I feel that it is going to be a sleeper hit since they are competing with other blockbusters. Must see for Stephen King, Stranger Things, Eerie Indiana and other suburban horror/mystery fans.

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Metacritic

75
Jun 22, 2022

There are stretches in this movie, which I saw in a crowded preview last night, where you literally could hear a pin drop. The silence on the soundtrack is breathless, the held breaths of the audience deafening.

Metacritic review by Roger Moore
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
90
Oct 24, 2021

The Black Phone mixes the supernatural with relatable horrors in ways that will leave you both terrified and hopeful.

Metacritic review by Amelia Emberwing
Amelia Emberwing
IGN