The Black Phone’s Christian Themes

Source: Independent Institute
by Samuel R Staley

“As more and more Hollywood films go ‘woke,’ The Black Phone is a breath of fresh air. The well-crafted multi-genre horror film is also perhaps the year’s first bonafide sleeper. The small budget film has grossed over $100 million at the box office before going into streaming. Writer-director Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Dr. Strange) crafts a tight, well-told story while drawing on themes far more subtle and complex than its horror genre implies. The plot is an unpretentious film, smartly fitted within the horror genre. Based on a short story of the same name, Derrickson artfully mixes horror, coming of age, suspense, and … Christian spirituality.” (07/25/22)