A film that focuses on psychological chills rather than blood and violence, The Black Phone is Ethan Hawke in his scariest role to date. Here he plays a serial killer who has abducted and killed many children over the years. His latest is a 13-year-old boy named Finney (played by Mason Thames), who he locks in a soundproof basement. Hope for Finney turns when suddenly disconnected phone starts ringing and it is those who were previously abducted and killed. The dead are going to do everything in their power to make sure that Finney is not the next victim.

Plenty to like about his film directed by Scott Derrickson. Great premise, which is already a better start than many horror films made today. Filled with plenty of chilling moments. Those scenes in the basement are enough to make anyone’s blood run cold. the story will grab hold of you and not let go. Fans of the genre will enjoy it.

Where the film does fall short is the depth. You leave it feeling that it was a solid film but could have been a really good one if they had only gone a little deeper. It does hold your interest though a little frustrating as you can sense that there could have been much more.

Special Features:

-Deleted Scenes

-Digital Copy

-Answering the Call: Behind the Scenes of the Black Phone

-Ethan Hawke’s Evil Turn

-Feature Commentary

-Shadowprowler – A Short Film by Scott Derrickson

-Devil in the Design

-Super 8 Set