Spoiler Alert: The Black Phone


Makayla Wincher, Reporter

Written and directed by Scott Derrickson, “The Black Phone,” released June 24, 2022, is based on Joe Hill’s 20th Century Ghost story.

Finney Shaw and his sister Gwen lived in a house with their abusive dad since their mom committed suicide. Gwen’s dad would beat her up because the cops showed up to his job. Then he tells her that her dreams are fake because her mom had the same dreams, even though they come true. So these dreams could be perceived as visions more than dreams. Gwen goes to her friends house while Finney walks home from school by himself. Finney is taken by a serial killer known as “The Grabber” and was put into a basement alone. There is a phone placed in the basement, and when it rings, voices of people who have previously died talk to him to help him make an escape.  Nearing the end of the movie, Finney grabs the cord to the phone and strangles The Grabber, then places the phone to his ear so he could hear the voices Finney heard. His sister Gwen has a dream about the house he was at and tells the cops. This dream, or vision saved Finney, and finally him and his sister reunite.

If you were to ask me I would definitely recommend the movie. It gets your adrenaline up and running. I think the cast of the movie was great because they all knew how to play their parts and do it good. Nearing the end of the movie it made me feel happy when him and his sister finally reunited. It was worth the 1 hour and 42 minutes. I give the movie a 8.5/10.