This will be amazing. Mark my words.
Scott Derrickson is now often known for his incredible work in the MCU because of Doctor Strange. But before that, he made dark and twisted horror films. Sinister, which was considered by a recent scientific study to be the scariest film of all time, is one of them.
He also directed the underrated gem called The Exorcism Of Emily Rose.
And now that he has dropped off Doctor Sleep 2, he is returning to horror. It was just announced he will be helming an adaptation of the Joe Hill short story "The Black Phone."
Joe Hill (son of the great Stephen King) is my favorite author of all time, and I know he is one of CultLeaderZ's favorite authors as well. His stories are dark, his character work is amazing, and his plots linger in your mind long after the story ends.
The Black Phone is part of Joe Hill's short story collection titled "20th Century Ghosts."
"Thirteen-year-old John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead..."