- Director Scott Derrickson’s segment in “V/H/S/85” takes place in The Black Phone Universe.
- The Black Phone Universe is based on Joe Hill’s short story collection, “20th Century Ghosts.”
- Scott Derrickson is known for directing “Doctor Strange” and “Sinister.”
Scott Derrickson, the director of “Doctor Strange” and “Sinister,” has disclosed that his contribution to the forthcoming anthology horror film “V/H/S/85” is set in The Black Phone Universe. The universe is drawn from author Joe Hill’s short story collection “20th Century Ghosts.”
“Not only am I indeed doing a segment of V/H/S/85,” Derrickson said, “but that segment is set within the world of my forthcoming film The Black Phone (co-written and produced by C. Robert Cargill), which is adapted from a story in Joe Hill’s ’20th Century Ghosts.'” The segment’s place within the narrative of The Black Phone Universe adds a new layer of connection between Derrickson’s body of work and Joe Hill’s stories.