Scott Derrickson

Interview: Ethan Hawke on embracing his horrific character in The Black Phone; “The unknown is where a lot of the fear lives”

July 20, 2022

It would seem in Hollywood, the nicer you are, the more evil you’re able to play.  So, it would make sense that Ethan Hawke, continually referred to as one of the industry’s nicest guys, would excel so at portraying the embodiment of terror. Reuniting with his Sinister director Scott Derrickson, Hawke’s portrayal of child abductor […]

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Interview: The Black Phone stars Mason Thames and Madeleine McGraw on navigating emotion and levity on a horror set

July 20, 2022

Are you ready to answer the call? Arriving in Australian cinemas this week (you can read our review here), The Black Phone is the latest horror outing from acclaimed genre director Scott Derrickson, a supernaturally inclined chiller about a sadistic child killer (dubbed “The Grabber”) whose latest victim turns the tables on him when the […]

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Win a double in-season pass to see The Black Phone starring Ethan Hawke

July 13, 2022

Thanks to Universal Pictures, we have 5 double in-season passes (Admit 2) to see the chilling new horror film The Black Phone, starring Ethan Hawke and directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Doctor Strange). The phone is dead. And it’s ringing.  Director Scott Derrickson returns to his terror roots and partners again with the foremost brand […]

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Film Review: The Black Phone is equally unnerving as it is emotional

June 30, 2022

Scott Derrickson has always found a way to blend his horror sensibilities with a certain sense of emotion.  The Exorcism of Emily Rose incorporated the mentality of a legal drama to explore its themes of demonic possession; Deliver Us From Evil unearthed an other worldly entity amongst the trappings of a police-centred thriller; and Sinister […]

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Interview: The Black Phone writer/director Scott Derrickson on his love of the Horror genre and the importance of casting.

October 14, 2021

To coincide with the trailer launch of The Black Phone, the latest horror film from Blumhouse, detailing the abduction of a young boy who learns he is able to communicate with the voices of his captor’s previous victims through a disconnected black phone, Peter Gray chatted with the film’s director, Scott Derrickson, discussing the origins […]

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Film Review: Doctor Strange (M) (USA, 2016) is visually and aurally exquisite

October 27, 2016

As we now roll into Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe we are pulled to the beginning of one character’s story. Doctor Strange is Marvel’s step back to delivering an origin story for a new superhero but in some ways this film is a giant leap forward in universe building. It’s hard to fathom […]

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