1978, Denver. A serial child abductor called the Grabber has been prowling the streets, luring children away with magic tricks, a black van, and a terrifying mask. When 13-year-old Finney becomes the Grabber’s latest prey, he realizes the disconnected rotary phone in the basement he is trapped in connects him with the victims who came before him. With their supernatural help, can Finney escape a gruesome fate?
Adapted from a short story by Joe Hill (NOS4A2, Locke & Key), directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Doctor Strange), and featuring a downright frightening performance from star Ethan Hawke, The Black Phone is a chilling, unexpectedly touching piece of horror you’re not likely to soon forget, as attested to by the likes of Entertainment Weekly, The Guardian, RogerEbert.com, and Forbes. Check it out for yourself at IU Cinema on October 7!
“At turns breathless, terrifying and crowd-pleasing, but always feels authentic to a time when the streets were prowled by real-life boogeymen, whose legends were bolstered by the children who whispered their names.” — Adam Graham, Detroit News