The Black Phone
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After what seems like forever since we had anything close to being a mainstream horror release over the past year, The long awaited delayed Black Phone is finally here. Let me start out by saying just how excited I was to see Scott Derrickson and Ethan Hawke team up once again after the massively underrated and disturbing “Sinister” in 2013. Derrickson has directed some absolute gems while still remaining slightly under the radar. Hawke’s versatility has always proved effective when he dabbles into the horror genre. So with a duo like this you’re bound for success.

The Black Phone is no exception as it grabs a hold of the audience and never lets up. Ethan gives one of his most extreme performances to date and this particular villain will be remembered for quite some time for his gruesome yet comedic insanity. Almost channeling a little bit of The Joker and Freddy as well as his own signature style.

The story is actually very complex and gives a certain bit of emotional impact while remaining dire and suspenseful simultaneously. While it does borrow slightly in certain aspects from other films it’s still remains its own entity with clever plotting. It unravels into something you will not see coming which is always a welcome factor.

The visuals and settings are absolutely excellent and put you back into a different time entirely where this sort of crime was being committed with ease throughout the country. That’s another reason this film is so strikingly disturbing because 30 to 40 years ago this was a massive problem and a huge fear for so many parents. The retro Ambience is palpable.

Overall just a very well executed horror film albeit with certain familiar clich├ęs, with a performance from Ethan Hawke alone that stands out phenomenally. Definitely a great time for a summer horror film.

The Black Phone 2022 Movie Review Poster Trailer Online