The Black Phone is the latest addition to the popular trend of throwback horror — i.e. Stranger Things and the It films — that have been having a major moment as of late.
Based on a short story by Joe Hill (son of Stephen King), The Black Phone tells the horrifying tale of a local serial child killer called "The Grabber."
Hawke, who teams up again with Sinister filmmakers Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, plays The Grabber. If you've seen the promotional artwork, then you'll already be familiar with the very creepy, Lon Chaney–esque (London After Midnight) mask that's sure to be the most memorable aspect of the movie.
Note: There are some mild spoilers ahead and also mentions of child abuse.