The Blackening, a feature adaptation of 3Peat's hilarious 2018 short film, is set to hit theaters just in time for Juneteenth weekend, and a new trailer is now online.
The slasher spoof focuses on a group of friends who are stalked by a serial killer, who tells them they must play a game if they want to survive, before asking them to choose the "Blackest" member of their party as a sacrifice.
The concept is based on the old horror trope of killing-off the Black character early on, but they can't all die first!
The Blackening received positive reviews when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and while the reception to the first trailer was a little more mixed, press screenings seem to have gone over very well.
Check out the new trailer for yourselves below, and let us know what you think.
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. Directed by Tim Story (Ride Along, Think Like A Man, Barbershop) and screenplay and screen story by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip, Harlem) & 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?
Directed by Tim Story, The Blackening stars Grace Byers, Jermaine Fowler, Melvin Gregg, X Mayo, Dewayne Perkins, Antoinette Robertson, Sinqua Walls, with Jay Pharoah, and Yvonne Orji