The Black Phone (2021) • Short Story

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Like the writers, for example! "The Black Phone" screenplay is written by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. It's based on Joe Hill's disturbingly chilling short story of the same name. And that's what we have for you today.

For your consideration, we offer Joe Hill's original 1st edition short story (7,250 Words / 30 pages / 8 Chapters dated: 06.05.2005). Free, for a limited time, from 8FLiX and Universal Pictures.

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What's "The Black Phone" about?

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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.

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PG. 30

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Plus, discover more about the writers, movie and cast.

Earlier, I mentioned the two writers of the screenplay. Here's a little more information about them, and also Joe Hill.

Scott Derrickson is a producer, director, and writer also known for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022), and Sinister 2 (2015).

Screenwriter C. Robert Cargill is also known for Doctor Strange (2016), Shadowprowler (2021), and Sinister (2012).

Joe Hill is a producer, actor, and writer also known for Locke & Key (2022), Horns (2013), and In the Tall Grass (2019).

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