Second Trailer for 'The Blackening' Horror Comedy - Opening in June

May 17, 2023
Source: YouTube

The Blackening Trailer #2

"Why Black women gotta save everyone all the damn time?!" Lionsgate has debuted a second trailer for The Blackening, an original horror comedy landing in theaters in June - one month from now. The first trailer is much better than this, but this is still a funny trailer. The movie is a contemporary riff on the Black guy dies first trope from many horror movies. Seven Black friends who go away for the weekend only to find themselves trapped in a cabin with a killer who has a vendetta. Will their street smarts and knowledge of horror movies help them stay alive? Probably not… This stars Grace Byers, Jermaine Fowler, Melvin Gregg, X Mayo, Dewayne Perkins, Antoinette Robertson, Sinqua Walls, with Jay Pharoah, and Yvonne Orji. It's directed by Tim Story, known for Fantastic Four (2005), Barbershop, and Ride Along. This trailer has that old school nightvision camera screening reactions footage, like they used to show in 90s TV ads all the time. And it works quite well here! I'd like to watch this with a big crowd on opening weekend.

Here's the second official trailer for Tim Story's The Blackening, direct from YouTube:

The Blackening Poster

You can rewatch the first official trailer for Story's The Blackening right here, for more footage.

The Blackening 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. The Blackening skewers genre tropes and poses the sardonic question: if the entire cast of a horror movie is Black, who dies first? The Blackening is directed by American filmmaker Tim Story, of movies including The Firing Squad, Barbershop, Taxi, Fantastic Four, Hurricane Season, Think Like a Man 1 & Too, Ride Along 1 & 2, Shaft, and Tom & Jerry previously, plus tons of short films and music videos. The screenplay and screen story is written by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip, Harlem) & Dewayne Perkins ("The Amber Ruffin Show", "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"). Lionsgate and MRC present, a Story Company / Tracy Yvonne / Artists First / Catchlight Studios production. Lionsgate opens The Blackening in theaters nationwide starting June 16th, 2023 this summer. Who wants to watch this?

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