Directed by Tim Story, Lionsgate’s The Blackening will debut in theaters on June 16, 2023. Written by Tracy Oliver and Dewayne Perkins, the horror-comedy will explore the intersections of race, class, horror and more.
“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,” the film’s description reads, per IMDb.
Perkins has not only co-written The Blackening, but he also appears in it. The star-studded cast includes Insecure‘s Yvonne Orji, High Flying Bird‘s Melvin Gregg, Dear White People‘s Antoinette Robertson and Power‘s Sinqua Walls. Rounding out the cast, Empire‘s Grace Byers, Sorry To Bother You‘s Jermaine Fowler and The Daily Show‘s X Mayo.
“The Blackening is the first great horror parody of the post-Get Out era. The scares may be underserved, but the laughs and Blackness commentary make this a thrilling rollercoaster of a film,” Rafael Motamayor of Indie Wire wrote.
The world will be able to offer their thoughts on the horror flick when it hits theaters in June.