New Horror Film ‘The Black Phone’ Gets ‘Perfect’ Rotten Tomatoes Score

The Black Phone: A new horror film has received a 'perfect' rating score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Credit: Universal Pictures via YouTube

A new horror film, titled The Black Phone, has been given a ‘perfect’ score on Rotten Tomatoes

The movie, which was written by Doctor Strange duo Robert Gargill and Scott Derrickson, follows a 13-year-old boy who is being held in a basement by a disturbing man.

Its official synopsis reads: “Finney Shaw is a shy but clever 13-year-old boy who’s being held in a soundproof basement by a sadistic, masked killer.

Watch the trailer for The Black Phone below… 

“When a disconnected phone on the wall starts to ring, he soon discovers that he can hear the voices of the murderer’s previous victims – and they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.”

So far, it’s scored an impressive 86% approval rating on the movie review site. Plus, several critics have praised it in their reviews.

Steph Green, from WeLoveCinema, penned: “The message of this inert film – the type that immediately ceases to exist as soon as you walk out of the cinema – is that kids should have self-belief or something. If that sounds a little thin, you would be correct: this phone rings hollow.”

‘Best British Film Of 21st Century’ Divides Opinion

Variety’s Owen Gleiberman said: “The Black Phone carries you along on its own terms – that is, if you accept that it’s less an ingenious freak-out of a thriller than a kind of stylised contraption.”

Another ‘top rater’ on the site, Perri Nemiroff, wrote: “A nightmarish scenario packed with very effective scares, but the film’s most remarkable quality is that it’s also a rather inspiring display of what the youngest of heroes can do to combat the most horrific of monsters.”

The film is based on a short story with the same title. It was written in 2004 by Joe Hill, who is the son of horror writer Stephen King.

Watch our Vidoe of the Day below… 

Do you have a story for us? If so, email us at [email protected]. All contact will be treated in confidence.

Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.