Ethan Hawke knows what it takes to make a memorable horror movie. Appearing in Sinister and The Purge, Hawke has left his mark in the industry with notable, terrifying films. Despite the success of his previous outings, the actor is confident that his latest film, The Black Phone, surpasses his prior projects in every way. This is a bold claim, given the genuine fright that 2012’s Sinister displayed to audiences. The film followed true crime writer Ellison Oswalt (Hawke) as he and his family moved into a house with a collection of super-8 home movies depicting gruesome murders, which awakened a terrifying spirit. The film received mixed reviews from critics but became a hit with audiences. On a $3 million budget, Sinister grossed $82 million at the box office, smashing all expectations for the film.