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Mr. Harrigan’s Phone Ending Explained: Was Mr. Harrigan killing people?

Jaeden Martell and Donald Sutherland star in Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same name from his 2020 If It Bleeds collection. The ominous drama is available now on Netflix! The film is written and directed by John Lee Hancock.

Mr. Harrigan’s Phone

What happens when a teenager befriends a reclusive billionaire and gives him an iPhone? Well, nothing out of the ordinary at first… but then Mr. Harrigan dies and Craig slips the phone into Mr. Harrigan’s coffin. Strange things are happening and people are dying around Craig, all related to Mr. Harrigan’s phone and how Craig uses it.

Was Mr. Harrigan killing people?

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Yes, the film strongly implies that Mr. Harrigan is somehow responsible for killing people like Craig’s goon Kenny Yankovich (Cyrus Arnold), and the drunk driver responsible for Mrs. Hart’s death (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), to kill. Not only did these deaths occur after Craig called Mr. Harrigan’s phone, but they also died under mysterious circumstances with specific details that only Craig could have known.

What was Mr. Harrigan trying to text Craig?

Throughout the film, Craig receives sinister text messages from Mr. Harrigan’s phone, usually just a handful of letters that amount to gibberish. It’s only at the end of the film that Craig realizes that Mr. Harrigan was trying to tell Craig to “stop” so he sent “C-C-C” and then “S-T”.

What was in Mr. Harrigan’s secret room?

There is a room in Mr. Harrigan’s mansion that Craig never enters. The only time he asks about it, the billionaire says it’s a room full of secrets. At the end of the film, Craig finally enters the room and discovers that The “secret” is that Mr. Harrigan also lost his mother at a very young age. He knew what loneliness felt like as a kid, as did Craig. He approached Craig at church as a kid and hired him because he felt that kinship and connection.

Mr. Harrigan’s Phone ending explained: What happens to Craig at the end of the movie?

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The film doesn’t have the most exciting or dramatic ending. After using the phone to deal with Mrs. Hart’s killer, Craig heads to the cemetery where his mother and Mr. Harrigan are buried. He apologizes to both of them. her and asks Mr.Harrigan when he texted asking to stop because Craig hurt him or because Mr. Harrigan wanted Craig to stop hurting himself. Craig ends up throwing his old phone in the lake (this is the phone he wants to keep instead of donating to the phone shop and the phone he used to communicate with Mr. Harrigan), but he can’t bring himself to it getting rid of his personal phone. . In the voiceover, Craig points out that we’re all married to our phones, but when he dies he wants to go home with empty pockets.

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