We simply acquired a trailer for the brand new Scream film, and right here’s one other horror trailer involving a ringing phone that’s completely timed for spooky season (even when the film itself isn’t out till subsequent yr): The Black Cellphone. It’s the most recent from Scott Derrickson, whose greatest credit score is 2016’s Physician Unusual however whose shriek-inducing capabilities have additionally been amply demonstrated elsewhere in his filmography, together with The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Ship Us From Evil, and Sinister. That final title’s particularly noteworthy as a result of The Black Cellphone additionally stars Sinister’s Ethan Hawke—although he appears to be taking part in a a lot totally different kind of character right here. Test it out!
Right here’s the official description of The Black Cellphone, in case that trailer didn’t freak you out sufficient already: “Finney Shaw, a shy however intelligent 13-year-old boy, is kidnapped by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement the place screaming is of little use. When a disconnected telephone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s earlier victims. And they’re lifeless set on ensuring that what occurred to them doesn’t occur to Finney.”
We’ve seen loads of movies about kidnappers preying on children, however normally the story will get informed from the viewpoint of the terrified mother and father or decided cops—not the younger sufferer and his apparently psychic classmate, and actually not with that aspect of “earlier victims getting back from the lifeless to assist kick some serial-killer ass.”
Together with Hawke, that’s Mason Thames making his movie debut as Finney Shaw; the remainder of the forged contains James Ransone, Jeremy Davies, E. Roger Mitchell, and Madeline McGraw. Directed by Derrickson, The Black Cellphone is co-written by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill (Physician Unusual, Sinister) and relies on a brief story by Joe Hill (Locke & Key, Creepshow, Horns).
The Black Cellphone hits theaters on February 4.
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