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Ethan Hawke Shares His Thoughts on Why ‘The Black Phone’ is Better Than ‘Sinister’

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Ethan Hawke Shares His Thoughts on Why 'The Black Phone' is Better Than 'Sinister'

Director Scott Derrickson‘s new anticipated horror film The Black phone is releasing in theaters on June 24th, and to hype it up a bit, the film’s villain played by actor Ethan Hawke explained in a recent interview why he thinks it betters Derrickson’s 2021 supernatural horror film Sinister.

While talking with SlashFilm, Hawke explained why he feels the script for The Black Phone was even better than Sinister:

Making a good horror film is a lot like solving a geometry problem. There’s a math to a building. It has to be simple enough, complicated enough. People write books about Hitchcock and the timing and the way the cuts work. There’s just a math to it. Scott’s a very elegant filmmaker. I feel like this script was even better than Sinister, and it’s more mature filmmaking. He makes good movies. If you love acting, you want to be with serious filmmakers because it gives you a shot.

After attending an early screening back in September of 2021, Dark Universe’s Jacob Harper submitted his exclusive review of The Black Phone right here. Follow the link to check out what he had to say about the film.

An Adaptation of Joe Hill’s short story by the same name, Derrickson’s horror thriller The Black Phone stars Mason Thames as:

“Finney Shaw, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.”

Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill wrote the screenplay. The film was produced by Derrickson and Cargill’s Crooked Highway and presented by Universal and Blumhouse. Jason Blum, Derrickson and Cargill produced.

The film also stars Jeremy Davies as Finney’s father, Madeleine McGraw as Finney’s sister, and James Ransone as Max.

Have you had the chance to check out an early screening for The Black Phone yet?? If so, what score would you give it out of ten? As usual, you can let us know the answers to both questions down in our comments section below this article piece.

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