The Black Phone’s Christian Themes

In Analysis by Michael Rae

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.
Crafting a Tight Well-told Story
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,

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