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‘The Black Phone’: Who Wants a Lazy Serial-Killer Thriller?

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rollingstone A.A. Dowd
2022-06-23 21:00:44

What serial killer worth his weight in dismembered corpses would be happy with a moniker as uncreative and flatly descriptive as “the Grabber?” That’s the name either a lazy detective or a reporter on deadline has bestowed upon the 1970s child-murdering villain Ethan Hawke plays in The Black Phone, a gloomy new Blumhouse thriller from director Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Doctor Strange). At least ...

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