The Black Phone Director Shares 5 Halloween Horror Movie Recommendations


The black phone Director Scott Derrickson has shared five horror picks he recommends people check out ahead of Halloween. Derrickson, who directed the blockbuster films The day the earth stood still in 2008 and strange doctor in 2016has a long history in the horror genre, dating all the way back to its feature debut, the 2000 sequel Hellraiser: Inferno. Since then, he has also overseen The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Claimand deliver us from evilwith Claim especially earning a reputation as one of the scariest movies of all time.


Earlier this year, Derrickson delivered his latest horror film, The black phone. The project, adapted from a short story by Joe Hill, stars Ethan Hawke as The Grabber, a child kidnapper who keeps young men trapped in his basement before murdering them. His latest victim is Finney Blake (Mason Thames), who begins receiving calls on a disconnected phone with information from the ghosts of children who came before him. The black phonethe box office The run proved to be exceptional, raising $161 million on a budget of around $18 million.

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Today on his official Twitter account, Derrickson shared his personal recommendations of five foreign-language horror movies to watch this Halloween season. The titles, which include that of Kim Jee-woon I saw the devilby Babak Anvari Under the Shadowand Kiyoshi Kurosawa Kairo (impulse), span the gamut of eras between 1996 and 2018. The only region he repeats twice on the list is Spain, with Paco Plaza’s Speedwell and Alejandro Amenabar Thesis.

Where are Scott Derrickson’s horror movie recommendations available online?

Luckily for those who want to follow Derrickson’s list, each of the movies he mentions is available online. In fact, at the time of writing, both 2016 Under the Shadow and 2018 Speedwell are available to stream on Netflix. The South Korean entry I saw the devil also streams for Hulu subscribers or Prime Video users who have a Monsters and Nightmares subscription. Japanese cinema Impulse is also available on Prime Video, which means the only movie on the list that requires additional fees is Thesiswhich is available on various VOD platforms for a price varying between $3.99 and $6.99.

Derrickson did not say these films were specifically influences on his work. However, that doesn’t stop any or all of them from being the perfect couple. with The black phone, if fans also choose to include this film in their Halloween programming. Given that the director has recommended the films so highly, they clearly match his sensibilities, which would naturally carry over to his own work.

Source: Scott Derrickson/Twitter

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