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‘The Blackening’ Trailer: Juneteenth Getaway Takes A Killer Turn In Tim Story’s Horror Comedy

‘The Blackening’ trailer

They can’t all die first — right?

Here is the first trailer for The Blackening, Tim Story’s horror comedy that debuted at the Toronto Film Festival. Have a look above at the clip set to Nas’ “Made You Look,” and the new poster is below.

A Juneteenth getaway reunites a group of old friends in, um, a cabin in the woods. Searching around after the lights go out — natch — the pals stumble across The Blackening, a creepy-looking board game one of them dubs “Jim Crow Monopoly.” But things turn ugly when the voice of a twisted killer on a TV reveals that one of their entourage is tied up and if they refuse to play the game, she’ll die.

The first card chosen reads: “In your predicament, the black character is always the first to die. I will spare your lives if you sacrifice the person you deem the blackest.” Then the games really begin.

RELATED: ‘The Blackening’ Writers Tracy Oliver And Dewayne Perkins & Stars Antoinette Robertson And X Mayo On Blending Improv Humor And Horror – Toronto Studio

Grace Byers, Jermaine Fowler, Melvin Gregg, X Mayo, Dewayne Perkins, Antoinette Robertson, Sinqua Walls, with Jay Pharoah, and Yvonne Orji star in the pic based on a Comedy Central short. Shaft and Ride Along helmer Story directs from a script by Tracy Oliver & Dewayne Perkins, who also scripted the short.

Lionsgate unleashes the MRC-financed film, which the studio acquired after its world premiere in TIFF’s Midnight Madness segment, in theaters on Juneteenth, June 16.


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