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.
Lionsgate distributes in the US.
Directed by Tim Story (Barbershop, Fantastic Four, Ride Along, Shaft).
Written by Tracy Oliver (Barbershop: The Next Cut, Girls Trip) and Dewayne Perkins (Brooklyn Nine-Nine).
This is a horror comedy that’s based on a 2018 short by an improv comedy troupe known as “3Peat.” The short can be seen here.
Lionsgate released The Blackening in theaters on June 16, 2023.
Lionsgate released The Blackening on PVOD on July 7, 2023.
Lionsgate released The Blackening on Digital and VOD on August 15, 2023.
Lionsgate released The Blackening on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (+Blu-ray™ & Digital), Blu-ray™ (+DVD & Digital), and DVD on August 22, 2023.
Universal Pictures UK released The Blackening in UK Cinemas on August 25, 2023.
Director: Tim Story