"The Black Phone" is a 2021 American supernatural horror film directed by Scott Derrickson.
The starring cast includes Mason Thames as Finney, Madeleine McGraw as Gwen, Jeremy Davies as Terrence, Ethan Hawke as "The Grabber", James Ransone as Max, E. Roger Mitchell as Detective Wright, Troy Rudeseal as Detective Miller, Miguel Cazarez Mora as Robin, Rebecca Clarke as Donna, J. Gaven Wilde as Moose and others.

Here are "The Black Phone" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Black Phone movie?

Universal Pictures on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 released the trailer for "The Black Phone" you can watch here:
The Black Phone - Official Trailer 2.

Plot summary

What is The Black Phone movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Black Phone" movie plot summary.

In 1978, a serial child abductor nicknamed "The Grabber" (Ethan Hawke) is prowling the streets of a Denver suburb. Siblings Finney (Mason Thames) and Gwen (Madeleine McGraw) live in the area with their alcoholic widower father who beats them. At school, Finney is frequently bullied and harassed. He strikes up a friendship with another kid, Robin (Miguel Cazarez Mora), who fends off the bullies and encourages Finney to stand up for himself. One of Finney's friends; Bruce (Tristan Pravong), is abducted by The Grabber. Gwen, who is able to have psychic dreams much like her mother before her suicide, dreams of Bruce's kidnapping. Curious as to how Gwen knows details of the kidnapping that they never released publicly, Detectives Wright and Miller interview Gwen but struggle to believe her claims. Robin is abducted by The Grabber.
Days later while walking home, Finney encounters The Grabber and is also abducted. He awakens in a small, soundproofed basement and is terrified by the mask-wearing Grabber. In the basement is a disconnected black phone that The Grabber says does not work. Later, Finney hears the phone ring and answers it. Bruce speaks to him, unable to remember his own name or what he did when he was alive. He tells Finney about a floor tile he can remove to dig a tunnel and escape.
The police search for Finney is unsuccessful. The Grabber brings Finney some food and leaves the door to the basement unlocked. Finney prepares to sneak out but is stopped by another boy on the phone called Billy (Jacob Moran). He explains this is a game that The Grabber plays, and he is waiting upstairs to attack Finney if he leaves the basement. Billy instructs him to use a wire he had found to get out via the basement window. While climbing Finney ends up breaking the bars on the window preventing him from climbing back up. Gwen dreams of Billy being abducted and confides in her father about what is happening.


Who plays who in the The Black Phone movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Black Phone" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Mason Thames  as Finney a young student captured by "The Grabber"
Madeleine McGraw  as Gwen Finney's sister
Jeremy Davies  as Terrence Finney and Gwen's alcoholic and abusive widowed father
Ethan Hawke  as "The Grabber" a child kidnapper and serial murderer
James Ransone  as Max the brother of "The Grabber"
E. Roger Mitchell  as Detective Wright a police officer investigating Finney's disappearance
Troy Rudeseal  as Detective Miller
Miguel Cazarez Mora  as Robin
Rebecca Clarke  as Donna
J. Gaven Wilde  as Moose
Spencer Fitzgerald  as Buzz
Jordan Isaiah White  as Matty
Brady Ryan  as Matt
Tristan Pravong  as Bruce
Jacob Moran  as Billy
Brady Hepner  as Vance
Banks Repeta  as Griffin
Parrish Stikeleather  as Mister Hopkins
Kristina Arjona  as Mrs. Fulgrim
Sheila O'Rear  as Principal Keller (as Sheila M. O'Rear)
Rocco Poveromo  as Chief of Police (as Rocco G. Poveromo)
Kellan Rhude  as Patrolman
Nina Repeta  as Sally's Mother
Reagan Shumate  as Teen Girl
Bay Allebach  as Teen Girl 2
Dashiell Derrickson  as Jackass 1
Braxton Alexander  as Jackass 2 (as Braxton Alexander Defosse)
Lukas Colagross  as Shop-N-Go Kid
Mark Riccardi  as Umpire
Andrew Farmer  as Teammate 1
T. Maxwell Martin  as Teammate 2
Garrison Starkweather  as Teammate 3
Megan Petersen  as Math Teacher
Robert Fortunato  as Cop (as Rob Fortunato)
Christy Connell  as Office Attendant

Release date

When is The Black Phone movie release date?

"The Black Phone" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 25, 2021 (Fantastic Fest) and on June 24, 2022 (United States) distributing by Universal Pictures International (UPI), B&H Film Distribution, Cinemundo, Tulip Entertainment, United International Pictures (UIP) and Universal Pictures Argentina.


What are The Black Phone filming details?

The duration of the film is 103 minutes. With a budget of $16 million, the film grossed over $51,254.

"The Black Phone" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began on February 9, 2021, and concluded on March 27.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Black Phone movie?

"The Black Phone" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.4/10.

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