Lionsgate’s new horror-comedy film, The Blackening centers around a group of Black friends who reunite for a Juneteenth weekend getaway. However, they find themselves trapped in a remote cabin with a twisted killer. After being forced to play by his rules, the friends soon realize this ain’t no motherf****** game.

The film skewers genre tropes, as well as poses the sardonic question: if the entire cast of a horror movie is Black, who dies first? Check out the latest trailer for the film below!



Directing the film is Tim Story (Ride Along, Think Like A Man, Barbershop), with the screenplay and screen story by Tracy Oliver (Girls TripHarlem), as well as Dewayne Perkins (The Amber Ruffin ShowBrooklyn Nine-Nine). Producing by Tim Story, Tracy Oliver, E. Brian Dobbins, Marcei A. Brown, Jason Clark, as well as Sharla Sumpter Bridgett. 

The Blackening stars Grace Byers (Harlem), Jermaine Fowler (Coming 2 America), Melvin Gregg (Snowfall), X Mayo (American Auto), Dewayne Perkins (The Upshaws), Antoinette Robertson (Dear White People), Sinqua Wells (White Men Can’t Jump), as well as Jay Pharoah (SNL), and Yvonne Orji (Insecure).

Check out The Blackening in theaters on June 16, 2023!