Lionsgate has released a poster and trailer for director Tim Story’s (Ride Along) upcoming horror-comedy The Blackening.
The film centres on a group of Black friends on a weekend getaway who find themselves at the mercy of a twisted killer who forces them to play a sadistic game, ‘The Blackening’, which puts all of their lives at risk. Watch the trailer below…
The Blackening centers around a group of Black friends who reunite for a Juneteenth weekend getaway only to find themselves trapped in a remote cabin with a twisted killer. Forced to play by his rules, the friends soon realize this ain’t no motherf****** game.
Directed by Tim Story (Ride Along, Think Like A Man, Barbershop) and screenplay and screen story by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip, Harlem) & 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?
The film features a cast that includes Grace Byers, Jermaine Fowler, Melvin Gregg, X Mayo, Dewayne Perkins, Antoinette Robertson, Sinqua Walls, Jay Pharoah, and Yvonne Orji.
The Blackening arrives in cinemas on June 16th.