The Black Phone: A Review Using Phone Puns

The Black Phone: A Review Using Phone Puns

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Vinnie and his sister see their buddies disappear one by one, and they are carried away by a mysterious person named The Snatcher. Then comes the turn of the little boy who wakes up in the middle of the basement with the worst taste. At the height of his morbid sarcasm, he quickly noticed a phone on the wall…not working. Well, it’s not official.

Story co-written by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill and originally imagined by Joe Hill in his short story black phonepublished in the mid-2000s in the collection ghosts of the twentieth century (Ghosts – turbulent stories). Like his famous father Stephen King, the writer is now very familiar with the big and small screen. In addition to the series NOS4A2 and others lock and keyHis work has been adapted to cinema in Centuries by alexander aja and in the tall grass by Vincenzo Natale. Adaptations are at worst forgettable, at best amusing and generally very mediocre. black phone is no exception.

“Do you have a couple of minutes to talk about your personal training account?”

Those who were expecting a great horror movie in imitation evil So they are likely to be disappointed. black phone In vain to reassign, even to improve the main lines of the 2012 film, it turned out to be less generous (and less creative) in terms of thriller, Specifically wrong with its platform. The connections between the two feature films are many: captive characters from shackle families unable to break free from the past develop in an almost dilapidated environment, the film’s footage is skillfully incorporated into the story and the main set is filled with these famous greats with crumbling walls. Despite everything, nothing rises to the level of Nightmare Peak evil.

He delights in authoring with original material that fulfills his narrative desires, particularly through references to thrillers and a more subtle than average violent father figure, Derrickson clearly leaves the strands of adaptation. From the film’s feature-length, relatively mechanical principle, to its many textual embellishments and junction points (anti-theft lock stroke), many elements betray their literary nature and prove less convincing on a visual level, a fortiori when the film-maker forces himself to insert a few General jump fears to fit the specifications of Hollywood horror films.

Whether sticking to Joe Hill’s simple narrative or fleshing it out to better diversify the effects of directing, Looks like he’s struggling a bit with his adaptationAt least when he locks himself in the basement where he’s holding poor Vinnie.

Black Phone: Photo, Mason Thames, Madeline McGrawvery king duo

The phone is not all pink

On the other hand, when he is interested in the pursuit of the psychopath led by the brave Gwen, he reveals his main trait, namely his darkness. like summer 84And the black phone She intends to balance the Amblin childhood legend he boasts about Weird things And Al-Qurain and Let a stifling atmosphere appear, which we now see very rarely in this type of story. The daily lives of our little heroes, sandwiched between domestic and school violence, are not just that of a witch, but the catcher’s children’s inclinations are more than implied.

All in the middle of marginalized rural America, where solidarity is fragile and where communities hide behind their windows, the absolute antithesis of the unconventional 1970s that cinema loves to portray. In the heart of this stricken city, the director feels more comfortable with his camera.. The choice of scope, which is rather intriguing as a feature film of this caliber, takes on its full meaning thanks to the alternative editing. In the basement, it makes it possible to create empty spaces in which the researcher is only waiting to intervene. On the roof, it contributes to the description of a barren city, made up of melancholy individual houses with horizontal architecture. A desert where these two poor children get lost.

Black Phone: Photo, Mason Thames, Ethan Hawkewhite death mask

Some may regret the absence of the camera, but it must be admitted that it is good when it reveals that the surrounding treachery is not limited to the basement of the opponent that black phone It is the most interesting … and the most terrifying.

finally, He owes much of his fearsome capital to Ethan Hawkewho left behind his roles as combatant patriarchs (which he also explained evil) to slip into the shoes of the famous researcher. His face is hidden by various masks, he only sows anxiety due to his half-kind, half-angry tones and impressive physical presence.

The actor is decorated with a scary musculature since the physical preparation for Northman, seizes an initially stout character to give him an extremely terrifying aura that especially unfolds during the few – most successful – sequences where he sits doing nothing. A rather risky bet is to win, which proves that despite its drawbacks, black phone Enough to cool most air-conditioned rooms this summer.

Black Phone: Official Poster


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