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Ethan Hawke's Serial Killer May Get Thwarted by Ghosts in 'The Black Phone' Trailer

Watch a new trailer for 'The Black Phone,' starring Ethan Hawke, ahead of its June 24 release.
by Danielle Turchiano — 
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'The Black Phone'

Universal

As if the victims of a serial killer being able to communicate with the living via an unconnected phone isn't scary enough, that serial killer lures his victims in with magic tricks. See how Finney Shaw (Mason Thames) fights to survive the fate of those on the other end of The Black Phone in a new trailer for the horror thriller, below.

In The Black Phone, Finney is a shy but smart new teenager who gets abducted by a sadistic killer (played by Ethan Hawke). Trapped in a soundproof basement, Finney discovers a phone on the wall, which begins to ring unexpectedly. But rather than it being the killer on the other end, taunting him before taking his life, it is the voices of his previous victims. They may not have survived, but they want to help Finney make sure what happened to them doesn't happen to him.

But he isn't the only one who may be getting help from the other side to save him.

Madeleine McGraw, Jeremy Davies, and James Ransone also star.

The Black Phone comes from director Scott Derrickson, who also co-wrote the script alongside C. Robert Cargill, based on a short story in Joe Hill's collection titled 20th Century Ghosts. Derrickson, Cargill and Jason Blum serve as producers on the film, with Ryan Turek and Christopher H. Warner serving as executive producers. Crooked Highway produces the film, which is presented by Universal and Blumhouse.

The film premiered at Fantastic Fest in September 2021, earning a 79 Metacore from critics who have already reviewed it around the festival. However, it opens wide theatrically on June 24.