Every holiday deserves its own slasher, and the new horror comedy The Blackening aims to be just that for Juneteenth, as showcased in a brand new trailer released online today.
The film 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), from a screenplay by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip, Harlem) and 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?
The cast includes Yvonne Orji (Insecure), Jay Pharoah (SNL), Dewayne Perkins (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Antoinette Robertson (Dear White People), Sinqua Walls (Power, White Men Can’t Jump), Grace Byers (Empire, Harlem), X Mayo, Melvin Gregg (Snowfall), Jermaine Fowler (Coming 2 America), and more
The Blackening will open in theaters on June 16, timed with Juneteenth weekend.
You can check out the new official trailer and the film’s previously released trailer below.
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