Blumhouse and Universal’s The Black Phone was released in theaters in June and is officially the third-biggest horror film released since 2020. Directed by Scott Derrickson (SinisterDeliver Us from Evil), The Black Phone takes place in 1978 and follows 13-year old Finney Shaw (Mason Thames) who is abducted by a serial killer known as “The Grabber” (Ethan Hawke) and is trapped in a soundproof basement. When a disconnected black phone begins to ring, Finney hears the voices of the killer’s past victims, some whom he knew, and they try to help him escape the deadly fate they were faced with.

If you enjoyed The Black Phone and are looking to watch similar horror movies, here’s a list of 9 movies you can stream right now.

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Director: Dan Trachtenberg

Who’s in it: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr., Bradley Cooper, Suzanne Cryer, Douglas M. Griffin, Sumalee Montano

Synopsis: “A young woman is held in an underground bunker by a man who insists that a hostile event has left the surface of the Earth uninhabitable.”

Where to watch: Prime Video, Netflix, Vudu

Alone (2020)

Director: John Hyams

Who’s in it: Jules Willcox, Marc Menchaca, Anthony Heald, Britt Baron, Jonathan Rosenthal

Synopsis: “A recently widowed traveler is kidnapped by a cold blooded killer, only to escape into the wilderness where she is forced to battle against the elements as her pursuer closes in on her.”

Where to watch: Hulu, Prime Video, Tubi

Berlin Syndrome (2017)

Director: Cate Shortland

Who’s in it: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Lucie Aron, Matthias Habich

Synopsis: “A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship, when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.”

Where to watch: Netflix, Prime Video, Vudu

House At The End Of The Street (2012)

Director: Mark Tonderai

Who’s in it: Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, Max Thieriot, Eva Link, Allie MacDonald, Nolan Gerard Funk, Gil Bellows

Synopsis: “After moving with her mother to a small town, a teenager finds that an accident happened in the house at the end of the street. Things get more complicated when she befriends a boy. A double murder is not an accident.”

Where to watch: Hulu, Prime Video, Vudu

It (2017)

Director: Andy Muschietti

Who’s in it: Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Martell, Bill Skarsgård, Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chosen Jacobs, Jackson Robert Scott

Synopsis: “In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.”

Where to watch: Apple TV, Netflix, Prime Video, Vudu

Sinister (2012)

Director: Scott Derrickson

Who’s in it: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone, Nicholas King, Clare Foley, Michael Hall D’Addario, Ethan Haberfield, Tavis Smiley

Synopsis: “Washed-up true crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies in his new home, revealing that the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose legacy dates back to the 1960s.”

Where to watch: Netflix, Peacock, Tubi

Split (2016)

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Who’s in it: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula, Betty Buckley

Synopsis: “Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.”

Where to watch: Prime Video, Tubi

Summer of 84 (2018)

Directors: Anouk Whissell, François Simard, RKSS, Yoann-Karl Whissell

Who’s in it: Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery, Cory Gruter Andrew, Tiera Skovbye, Rich Sommer

Synopsis: “After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.”

Where to watch: Netflix, Prime Video, Shudder, Vudu

The Boy Behind The Door (2020)

Directors: David Charbonier, Justin Powell

Who’s in it: Lonnie Chavis, Ezra Dewey, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Micah Hauptman, Scott Michael Foster, Alfredo Tavares

Synopsis: “After Bobby and his best friend Kevin are kidnapped and taken to a strange house in the middle of nowhere, Bobby manages to escape. But then he hears Kevin’s screams for help and realizes he can’t leave his friend behind.”

Where to watch: Apple TV, Prime Video, Shudder


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