You Won’t be Sure to Laugh or Scream at Trailer for The Blackening

You Won’t be Sure to Laugh or Scream at Trailer for The Blackening

The next Scream movie won’t be the only self-aware horror film this year. Lionsgate has just dropped a new trailer for The Blackening, and it features a group of black friends who have found themselves in the middle of a meta-horror movie.

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The official description reads:

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 the director behind Ride Along and Barbershop at the helm of the film, I think that the movie could be leaning a lot closer to comedy than horror, but then again, I could be wrong. With Jordan Peele staring a whole wave of black-centric artsy horror films, it kind of feels like The Blackening is harkening back to the Scary Movie days of cinema—which was considered a dark time for any cinephile.

Either way, the film looks like a load of fun. Catch The Blackening when it comes to theaters on June 16.


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