The Black Phone

Lists: Horror, Thriller

Brief Synopsis: "Finney Shaw, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney."

Overall Ranking: 1320 (Rank from 2022: # 31)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 16.67%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 16.67%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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MaddWolf Hope80 - He’s about eight different kinds of creepy, every one of them aided immeasurably by its variation on that mask.
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Damon Schneider78
Mark Dujsik75(full review)
SForbes70(full review)
Movie Waffler Eric Hillis50(full review)

People Involved

  • Mason Thames (Finney Shaw)
  • Madeleine McGraw (Gwen Shaw)
  • Ethan Hawke (The Grabber)
  • Jeremy Davies (Terrence Shaw)
  • E. Roger Mitchell (Detective Wright)
  • Troy Rudeseal (Detective Miller)
  • James Ransone (Max)
  • Miguel Cazarez Mora (Robin)
  • Rebecca Clarke (Donna)
  • J. Gaven Wilde (Moose)
  • Spencer Fitzgerald (Buzz)
  • Jordan Isaiah White (Matty)
  • Brady Ryan (Matt)
  • Tristan Pravong (Bruce)
  • Jacob Moran (Billy)
  • Brady Hepner (Vance Hopper)
  • Michael Banks Repeta (Griffin)
  • Kristina Arjona (Ms. Fulgrim)
  • Sheila M. ORear (Principal Keller)
  • Rocco Poveromo (Chief of Police)
  • Kellan Rhude (Patrolman)
  • Gina Jun (Bruces Mother)
  • Ryan Cronan (Young Bruce)
  • Braxton Alexander (Jackass #2)
  • Andrew Farmer (Teammate #1)
  • T. Maxwell Martin (Teammate #2)
  • Ron Blake (EMT)
  • Robert Fortunato (Patrolman #2)
  • Chris TC Edge (Fireman)
  • Mark Riccardi (Umpire)
  • Megan Petersen (Math Teacher)
  • Bay Allebach (Teen Girl #2)
  • Mike Bailey (Bruces Father)
  • Christine Connelly (School Office Lady)
  • Matthew Simmons (Adult Volunteer)
  • Parrish Stikeleather (Mr. Hopkins)