The Black Phone

2021 film directed by Scott Derrickson

The Black Phone is a 2021 American horror film in which, after being abducted by a child killer and locked in a soundproof basement, a 13-year-old boy starts receiving calls on a disconnected phone from the killer's previous victims.

Directed by Scott Derrickson. Written by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, based on the 2004 short story of the same name by Joe Hill.
Don't talk to strangers.


  • [feeling remorseful for what he had done to Finney and Gwen earlier, sobbing] I'm so sorry. I'm... I'm so sorry. Please forgive me.


[The next morning, Finney hears Terence brutally flogging Gwen with the belt and rushes in to see the horrid scene]
Gwen: I'M SORRY!!
Finney: [furious] DAD, STOP!!
Terence: [points the belt at Finney] HEY!! You stay out of this! Gwenny, they came to my work. Why did the police come to my work?! [flogs Gwen]
Gwen: [screams] I don't know! I'm sorry!
Terence: You need to tell me what you know about this investigation!
Gwen: Nothing!
Terence: Tell me what... What?
Gwen: Nothing!
Terence: Huh?!
Terence: WHAT?!
Gwen: [grabs the vodka bottle and hangs it over the kitchen floor] NOTHIIIIING!!!!! Hit me again, and I'm dropping it!
Terence: You drop that, and I will beat your ass twice as hard. [Gwen drops the vodka bottle and it shatters on the floor, spilling vodka and Terence shoves Gwen face-down to the floor]
Finney: NO, DAD!!!
Terence: It was an $8 bottle of goddamn vodka! Oh, now, you listen to me! Listen to me! YOU... ARE NOT... YOUR MOTHER!!!!
Gwen: [sobbing] I know.
Terence: That means you do not hear things that are not there! You do not see things that are not there!
Gwen: Okay!
Terence: They're not there, Gwenny!
Gwen: Okay.
Terence: And your dreams, they're just fucking dreams. Do you understand me?
Gwen: Yes!!
Terence: Do you understand me?!
Gwen: Yes!
Terence: Say it! I want to hear you say it!
Gwen: My dreams are just dreams!!
Terence: SAY IT AGAIN!!!
Gwen: [raising voice] MY DREAMS ARE JUST DREAMS!!!
Terence: Say it again!
Gwen: [furiously] MY DREAMS ARE JUST DREAMS!!!!!!


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