Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, directed by John Lee Hancock, is a horror film based on Stephen King‘s novella of the same name, which was published in his collection ‘If It Bleeds.’
It tells the story of Craig, a teen, and Mr. Harrigan, a reclusive businessman, and their unlikely friendship. They bond over their love of books and phones. However, after Mr. Harrigan’s tragic death, Craig has sinister interactions with his old phone.
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If you are a fan of horror and loved Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, here’s a list of similar movies:
1) The House of the Devil, 2009
Ti West wrote, directed, and edited the horror film The House of the Devil. Samantha Hughes, a broke college student, takes an unusual babysitting job for Mr. Ulman at his remote mansion. When Samantha realises that sinister forces are lurking in the house, things take a dark turn. The film, like Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, is set in a small town and includes a remote mansion.
2) It, 2017
In the lead roles are Bill Skarsgard, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Nicholas Hamilton in Andy Muschietti’s It. The Losers’ Club is a group of seven outcast children who are terrorised by the eponymous clown-like creature. The Losers decide to put an end to the evil creature’s charade after it emerges from the sewer and forces the group to confront their demons. The film, like Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, is based on the works of author Stephen King and stars Jaeden Martell.
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3) The Perfect Host: A Southern Gothic Tale, 2018
Derrick Sims is the director of the horror film The Perfect Host: A Southern Gothic Tale. Julie, a young woman, is the main character organising the affairs of her deceased grandma. Julie and her daughter are placed in the residence of Ms. Francis Allen, an affluent old woman, as she attends to the matters pertaining to her grandmother’s fortune. However, Julie discovers that the elderly woman wants more than simply company while she is residing in her mansion. The movie is set in a tiny village and is just as ominous and sinister as “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone.”
4) The Black Phone, 2021
The Black Phone, directed by Scott Derrickson, is a horror film based on Joe Hill’s short story of the same name. It tells the story of Finney Blake, a young adolescent kidnapped by The Grabber, a psychotic kidnapper. While imprisoned, Finney discovers an odd old phone that allows him to communicate with The Grabber’s previous victims. However, dark secrets from Finney’s past complicate his current situation as he fights for survival. The source material for the film was written by Stephen King’s son, Joe Hill, whose writing style is similar to his father’s. As a result, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone and The Black Phone have a comparable aesthetic value.
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5) Firestarter, 2022
The science fiction thriller film Firestarter, directed by Keith Thomas, is a remake of the 1984 film of the same name. Charlene “Charlie” McGee, a young girl with pyrokinesis, is forced to flee with her father after a shadowy secret agency tries to track her down and exploit her abilities. Charlie learns to control her abilities and accepts them along the way. The film is based on one of Stephen King’s most well-known novels. Furthermore, it is one of the best examples of the writer’s ability to incorporate coming-of-age themes into a supernatural thriller.