The Black Phone

The Black Phone ★★½

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Certainly not horrible by any means, but I felt that The Black Phone was missing something integral. Its connective threads between generational trauma, stranger danger suspense, and psychic energies were a bit ambitious for what was initially a short horror story. By the third act, it was trying and failing to untangle too many disparate plot lines. All of the kids were excellent in their roles though and Ethan Hawke was terrifying as The Grabber (lol). A really unsettling performance. Not quite Sinister level but definitely worth a look.

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