The meta-horror comedy, The Blackening is coming to Digital and 4K Ultra HD 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (+Blu-ray™ & Digital), Blu-ray™ (+DVD & Digital), and DVD! So many options to watch this fantastic film!

The Blackening will be available for the suggested retail prices of $29.96 for the DVD, $39.99 for the Blu-ray Combo pack, and $42.99 for the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack.

You can snag the digital on August 15th, and the 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (+Blu-ray™ & Digital), Blu-ray™ (+DVD & Digital), and DVD on August 22 from Lionsgate.



  • Audio Commentary with Director Tim Story and Writers Tracy Oliver and Dewayne Perkins
  • Do the Write Thing
  • They Can’t All Talk First
  • Shall We Play a Game?
  • Cabin in the Woods
  • “Who’s the Blackest?” Game Show
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • And more!


The film features seven friends who reunite for a weekend getaway and find themselves at the hands of a demented killer who wants them to play a game for their survival.

Directing the film is Tim Story (Ride AlongThink Like a Man, Barbershop). The screenplay and screen story by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip, TV’s “Harlem”) and Dewayne Perkins (TV’s “The Amber Ruffin Show,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”). The Film stars Grace Byers (TV’s “Empire”), Jermaine Fowler (Coming 2 America), Melvin Gregg  (House Party), X Mayo (TV’s “American Auto”), Dewayne Perkins (TV’s “The Upshaws”), Antoinette Robertson (TV’s “Dear White People”), Sinqua Walls (TV’s “White Men Can’t Jump”), as well as Jay Pharoah (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”) and Yvonne Orji (TV’s “Insecure”).

The Blackening follows a group of Black friends reunited for a Juneteenth weekend getaway only to find themselves trapped in a remote cabin with a masked killer who forces them to play a twisted board game by his rules, which they soon realize ain’t no motherf****** game. The Blackening skewers genre tropes and poses the sardonic question: If the entire cast of a horror movie is Black, who dies first?

Official Synopsis

Lionsgate and MRC present, a Story Company / Tracy Yvonne / Artists First / CatchLight Studios production.