The internet is currently gushing about the gory horror of Evil Dead Rise, but Lionsgate is set to deliver something that describes itself a ‘comedy horror’ with The Blackening. The movie is set to come out in June, and we have a new trailer with more jokes and clips of reactions from test audiences.
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Here’s the official description:
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?
With modern horror movies almost always having a meta element to them, The Blackening seems to really lean in on the topes, and we can see the characters all very aware that they’re in a horror film.
Though some could think this could be an attempt to bring back the Scary Movie parody films, I think the film does have an interesting angle that should be fun for audiences of both comedy and horror.
The Blackening comes to theaters on June 16.