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New Horror Film Gets Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Score, Looks Terrifying

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New Horror Film Gets Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Score, Looks Terrifying

The Black Phone, a brand-new horror starring the legendary Ethan Hawke, is being praised as one of the actor's best - and most frightening - movies in a long time.

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Hawke, who you may have seen most recently in Marvel's Moon Knight alongside Oscar Isaac, has an impressive track record when it comes to horror. Previous credits include the political thrills and chills of The Purge, and the supernatural scares of Sinister. But The Black Phone is already being called his best horror movie yet.

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Written by C. Robert Gargill and Scott Derrickson, and directed by Derrickson (Doctor Strange, Sinister), The Black Phone is actual based on a short story written by Stephen King's son Joe Hill.

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The plot revolves around Finney Shaw, a young boy who is abducted by a serial killer (Hawke) and trapped inside a soundproof basement. While escape initially seems like a distant dream, the disconnected phone in the basement begins to ring. It's the killer's murdered victims on the other end ready to help him break free. Spooky, no?

The Black Phone is winning glowing reviews, and currently has an impressive 100 percent fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes. This could obviously go down as more reviews come in, of course, but that doesn't change how highly the critics are speaking about the movie right now.

"The supernatural horror movie The Black Phone leans more into mounting tension and haunting melancholy rather than outright scares," CBR writes, while Variety describes it as "less an ingenious freak-out of a thriller than a kind of stylized contraption".

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 Dread Central adds: "Hawke's performance is fearless. But it's Mason Thames' nuanced turn as Finney that keeps The Black Phone grounded when the more supernatural elements come calling."

The Black Phone lands in cinemas June 22, and definitely sounds like one horror fans won't want to miss.

Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures

Topics: TV And Film

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