Ever since “The Conjuring” burst into the box office in 2013, studios have been positioning new midsummer horror movies to lure audiences in for a good scare (or just looking to get out of the heat). . Such is the case with “The Black Phone,” the new release from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse that finds Ethan Hawke playing a masked killer, from the spirit of “Sinister” and “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” filmmaker Scott Derrickson. .
But how and where is “The Black Phone” available to watch? Your answers below.
Is “The Black Phone” streaming or in theaters?
“The Black Phone” will be released on Friday, June 24 exclusively in theaters. The only way to watch it on opening weekend is to go to a movie theater, and you can check out local listings here.
However, since it is a Universal Pictures release, the film is expected to premiere on Peacock approximately 45 days after its first theatrical release. That means if you don’t get a chance to see it in theaters, you’ll probably be able to stream “The Black Phone” around August 8th.
But you’ll need Peacock Premium to access this and other Universal 2022 releases like “Firestarter”, “The Northman” and “Ambulance” – all of which are streaming on Peacock right now.
What is “The Black Phone” about?
Based on a short story by Joe Hill (son of author Stephen King), the film follows Finney Shaw, a shy but intelligent 13-year-old boy, who is kidnapped by a sadistic killer (played by Hawke) and trapped in a soundproof room. . basement where yelling is useless. When a disconnected phone on the wall starts ringing, Finney discovers he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they’re determined to make sure what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.
Derrickson decided to do “The Black Phone” after stepping down from the director’s chair of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” and co-wrote the screenplay with his frequent writing partner C. Robert Cargill.
Who is in the cast of “The Black Phone”?
‘The Black Phone’ cast includes Ethan Hawke, Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Jeremy Davies and James Ransone
Where are the other Scott Derrickson horror movies streaming?
You can stream “Sinister” on Peacock, “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” and “The Day the Earth Stood Still” on HBO Max, and “Doctor Strange” on Disney+.