The Black Phone intersects with Hawke’s scariest horror film in new art

A new fan poster previews the similarities between The Black Phone and Sinister, Scott Derrickson’s other horror film starring Ethan Hawke.

A The black phone the fan poster intersects with another of Ethan Hawke’s well-known horror films, sinister. Directed and co-written by Scott Derrickson, the new film serves as an adaptation of writer Joe Hill’s 2004 short story of the same name. Set in the 1970s, it follows the kidnapping of a young boy who, after finding himself trapped in soundproof basement with the phone turned off, realizes that the device allows him to communicate with his captor’s previous victims. The black phone was released on June 24, 2022, and with his portrayal of the serial killer known as the Grabber, Hawke managed to terrify audiences and win critical acclaim.


2012 sinister, also directed by Derrickson, finds Hawke in a much different role, playing a father and struggling true crime writer who inadvertently puts his entire family in danger when he uncovers a set of videotapes depicting gruesome murders, as well as the demonic figure Boogoool , in his home. The film received largely positive reactions and built a strong cult following in the years since its release, but some viewers claim that The black phone, though similar to it, is even scarier. In June, Hawke drew a comparison sinister to The black phone better naming the new film’s script and praising Derrickson’s superior craftsmanship this time around.

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Now fan and artist Bosslogic shares a poster for The black phone which bears a striking resemblance to that of sinisteron, via Instagram. like sinisterFeaturing a young girl and a bloodied wall that reveals Bughuul’s face, this new image shows the titular phone alongside a similar pattern of blood framing the Grabber’s face. In the caption, the user notes this The black phone issued sinistervibrations.” Check out the poster below:

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From The black phonethe post makes light comparisons with sinister, mainly regarding the dream sequences that seem similar to the tapes found in Ellison Oswalt’s home. Some theorize this as well The black phone and sinister share a universe, due to the actions and characteristics of the villains. The Bughuul and Grabber feed on the fears of young children and kidnap their victims, and their physical characteristics can be seen as more similar than different.

Whether the two films are connected remains open to question, but it sure looks like it The black phone sparks memories of that other Derrickson-Hawk collaboration for many audience members. This fan poster captures that feeling well, and it will be interesting to see if any of the artwork touches on the similarities to sinister. Fans of the 2012 horror film, or those who just want to see Hawke’s antagonistic turn, can check out The black phone while it’s in theaters now.

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Source: Bosslogic

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