The Blackening Closing Trailer: Razor-Sharp Social Horror Satire

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The first trailer for The Blackening delightfully demonstrated that the most recent from Tim Story (Journey Alongside, Barbershop) would have great fun skewering the horror trope that Black characters always die first. The most recent trailer makes that much more clear by mixing enthusiastic viewers reactions in with the jokes and frights.

The Blackening (2023) Closing Trailer – Grace Byers, Jermaine Fowler, Melvin Gregg, X Mayo

There are undoubtedly parts of slasher movies like Friday the thirteenth, earlier horror satire Cabin in the Woods, and the “let’s play a recreation” mechanics of Noticed contained right here—but additionally extra on a regular basis terrors, like the belief that one among your so-called shut associates voted for Trump… twice. Noooo!

Story’s earlier credit embody The Improbable 4 (the 2005 model) and The Improbable 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, in addition to that truly bonkers 2021 Tom and Jerry movie, however his best-loved movies are his comedies (he additionally made Suppose Like a Man and its sequel). The Blackening is co-written by Tracy Oliver (Women Journey, Harlem) and Dewayne Perkins (The Amber Ruffin Present, Brooklyn 9-9); Perkins can also be one of many ensemble forged members, together with Antoinette Robertson, Sinqua Partitions, Grace Byers, X Mayo, Melvin Gregg, Jermaine Fowler, Yvonne Orji, and Jay Pharoah.

The Blackening was picked up by Lionsgate after it made a splash ultimately yr’s Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant; it’ll have its U.S. premiere on the Tribeca Pageant with a screening on the Apollo Theater on June 13, earlier than hitting theaters nationwide on June 16.

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