Scott Derrickson takes to Twitter to share The Black Phone international poster from Finland highlighting the film’s terrifying namesake. Based on Joe Hill’s short story of the same name, the film is set in 1978 and centers on Finney Shaw, a kid living in a suburban Colorado town being rocked by a string of kidnappings. When Finney himself is kidnapped by the serial killer behind them all and trapped in a soundproof basement, he must use the disconnected phone located there that gives him the ability to communicate with the ghosts of the previous victims to escape.

Mason Thames is leading the cast of The Black Phone as Finney alongside Ethan Hawke as the villainous Grabber, Madeleine McGraw as Finney’s sister Gwen, Jeremy Davies as their dad and James Ransone. Development on the horror film was announced in early 2020 when co-writer/director Scott Derrickson signed on for the film with creative partner C. Robert Cargill after departing from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness due to creative differences with Marvel. Following multiple COVID-related delays, The Black Phone is set to hit theaters this June.


With just a few months remaining until the film’s arrival, Scott Derrickson has shared The Black Phone international poster on Twitter. The key art, which hails from Finland, highlights the film’s terrifying namesake as its young protagonist looks towards it and the shadows of ghosts on the wall. Check out the creepy new poster below:

The new Black Phone international poster may not offer much in the way of new teases for the story of the film, but it does mark an interesting new angle for teasing the horror film. Unlike previous marketing materials, which have primarily highlighted Ethan Hawke’s menacing Grabber, the new key art elects to spotlight the ominous titular object and the spirits who will help the young Finney escape his predicament. The Black Phone international poster also nicely captures the film’s period setting, with the burnt orange edges of the art feeling reminiscent of an aging print of a film camera.

The Black Phone international poster isn’t the first time Derrickson has utilized the film format for maximum terror, with his fan-favorite horror film Sinister revolving around the media form and its poster even featuring a similar color scheme to his new film. Anticipation has been high for The Black Phone since Derrickson and Cargill first announced they were reuniting with Jason Blum for it, with excitement building further following its premiere at last year’s Fantastic Fest, where it received rave reviews for its scares, faithfulness to the source material and Hawke’s performance. The wait is nearly over as The Black Phone hits theaters on June 24.

Source: Scott Derrickson/Twitter

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