'The Black Phone' Calls Up a Home Video Release Later This Month

Never talk to strangers.

One of the year's best horror films, Scott Derrickson's The Black Phone will be available to own with captivating extras on Digital platforms beginning August 12th, followed by Blu-ray and DVD on August 16th, 2022 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

You can pre-order your copy today!

Based on the short story of the same name by Joe Hill ("Locke & Key", Horns), The Black Phone home video release comes with exclusive bonus content, which includes deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes with the cast and crew, Derrickson’s short film Shadowprowler and a feature commentary by director, producer, co-writer Scott Derrickson.



  • Is This America Now?

  • No Dreams

  • ETHAN HAWKE’S EVIL TURN – Dive deeper into the character of The Grabber and how Ethan Hawke was able to transform into this unnerving villain.

  • ANSWERING THE CALL: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE BLACK PHONE – Take a behind-the-scenes look into the most pivotal elements of THE BLACK PHONE production, including adapting the story and achieving the vision of director Scott Derrickson.

  • DEVIL IN THE DESIGN – Explore how the intricacies of production design helped bring this film to life, from the set design, to costumes, to hair and makeup.

  • SUPER 8 SET – Cast and crew break down the decision to shoot the dream sequences on Super 8 film, and how that helped capture the aesthetic of the time period.

  • SHADOWPROWLER – A short film by Scott Derrickson


The Black Phone stars Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke (Sinister, Boyhood, Training Day), in the most disturbing role of his career, Jeremy Davies (Saving Private Ryan, The House That Jack Built), James Ransone (It Chapter Two, Generation Kill), Mason Thames (For All Mankind, Walker) and Madeleine McGraw (The Harbinger, A Christmas Wish).

In the film, "Finney (Thames), a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer (Hawke) and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney."

From producer Jason Blum (The Invisible Man, Get Out, Split), The Black Phone was written by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill (Sinister, Dr. Strange). The film is produced by Derrickson and Cargill’s Crooked Highway and presented by Universal and Blumhouse.