Lionsgate Sets A June 16, 2023 (Juneteenth Weekend) For The Horror-Comedy The Blackening

The Blackening centers around a group of Black friends who reunite for a Juneteenth weekend getaway. They soon realize that the cabin they are staying in won’t let them leave. To make things even worse there is a crazed killer with a vendetta lurking around the cabin. This film is also based on the 2018 Comedy Central short by Dewayne Perkins.

“The Blackening” centers around seven Black friends who go away for the weekend only to find themselves trapped in a cabin with a killer who has a vendetta. The feature expands on the original short’s basic premise: “The Black cast member is always the first to die in a horror movie, but what happens when everyone is Black? –

Directed by Tim Story (Ride AlongThink Like A ManBarbershop) and co-written by Tracy Oliver (Girls TripHarlem) and Dewayne Perkins (“The Amber Ruffin Show,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), The Blackening skewers genre tropes and poses the sardonic question: if the entire cast of a horror movie is Black, who dies first?

One of the runaway hits out of the Toronto International Film FestivalThe Blackening stars Antoinette Robertson, Dewayne Perkins, Sinqua Walls, Grace Byers, X Mayo, Melvin Gregg, Jermaine Fowler, Yvonne Orji, and Jay Pharoah.

Watch the UNCENSORED NSFW Comedy Central digital short for the Blackening below

The film is produced by Marcei A. Brown, Jason Clark, E. Brian Dobbins, Tracy Oliver, Tim Story, and Sharla Sumpter Bridgett. Perkins serves as a co-producer, with Vicky Story as associate producer.

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