The Black Phone Reviews Roger Ebert Explained. This is a horror/thriller that ethan hawke really excels in. Parents need to know that the black phone is a horror movie about a kidnapped teen (mason thames) who gets supernatural help while trying to escape from his maniacal kidnapper.it's a solid, visceral thriller, albeit one that's full of peril and violence involving young teens.
A young girl is hit by her drunken father with a belt striking numerous blows to her lower body, she is heard screaming and crying throughout. But this idyllic '70s suburbia is corrupted by derrickson’s horror. Derrickson’s victims are tethered by their consequences.