In a year of underwhelming (thus far) cinema “THE BLACK PHONE” does little to stand out | FILM REVIEW

Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw and Ethan Hawke
Directed by Scott Derrickson

Scott Derrickson’s “The Black Phone” continues 2022’s sad streak of being one of the most uninteresting years on record. Based on an excellent short story from author Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son), director Derrickson and co-writer C. Robert Cargill adapted the creepy tale of a Colorado town plagued by a serial killer of children known as “The Grabber," so named because of his M.O. of snatching ... more >