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The Black Phone Trailer: Death Is on the Line

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BY October 15, 2021

Boy, we love talking about The Black Phone, don’t we, folks? I feel like I’ve reported on every single detail about the film, so it stands to reason that I’d tell y’all about The Black Phone trailer. It’s out. And while it would be wild if I just ended this post there, I’m not going to do that. I’ll show you the trailer and everything.

The Black Phone Trailer Shows Expanded Story

As I mentioned when I talked about The Black Phone adding Sinister alum James Ransone to the cast, that casting was a sign of a bigger story. The source material, a short story by Joe Hill, is limited in scope. It’s been some minutes since I read it, but if I recall correctly, then it was basically just one perspective. The Grabber (Ethan Hawke) kidnaps young Finney (Mason Thames) and holds him in his basement.

black phone trailer image via Universal Pictures

In the story, we essentially get only Finney’s story, his view of his experience. As the trailer shows, though, the movie is giving us a wider view. We not only follow Finney, but we also follow his younger sister, Gwen (Madeleine McGraw), as she tries to find her brother. We also see how the crime affects the community at large.

The Calls Are Coming from Inside the House

That makes sense, because Finney is not the first kid to go missing. In fact, he’s one of a disturbingly long list. Those kids may no longer be with us, but they’re still mad as hell. They don’t want Finney to succumb to the same fate, so they’re using the disconnected phone to communicate with him. Will their help be enough to free Finney before The Grabber finishes him? They don’t tell us in the trailer, but they tell us just about everything else. Still, though, the movie looks good so far.

The Black Phone will hit theaters February 4, 2022.

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Salomé Gonstad is a freelance writer who grew up in the swampy wilds of south Alabama. When she's not yelling about pop culture on the internet, she's working on a supernatural thriller about her hometown. Also, we're pretty sure she's a werewolf. Email her at [email protected]

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