Get ready to dive into the world of this thrilling new movie The Blackening and meet the unforgettable characters who will take you on a wild ride.
The Blackening features an impressive ensemble of Black actors portraying various roles in horror comedy. In The Blackening, directed by Tim Story, we explore the horror movie genre through the lens of the Black experience. The film delves into common tropes, like the unfortunate fate of the Black character who often meets their demise early on in the story. (tvacute.com) Here are The Blackening (2023) Movie details, as well as some additional information on what to expect.
The Blackening takes inspiration from the hilarious 2018 short film by the talented comedy group, 3Peat. Our upcoming film centers around a tight-knit group of nine friends who come together to celebrate Juneteenth, years after their college days have passed. Our characters find themselves at a secluded cabin in the woods for their reunion. As they explore their surroundings, they stumble upon a mysterious game called The Blackening. As the group settles into their cabin, they begin to sense that something is amiss. Suddenly, a masked killer appears and demands that they identify the “Blackest” among them. This chilling request will determine the order in which they will meet their untimely demise. Here is a breakdown of the cast and their respective characters:
The Blackening (2023) Movie Cast
• Yvonne Orji as Morgan:
Morgan is one of the main characters who, along with her partner Shawn, discovers The Blackening game. Orji has also appeared in movies like Night School and Vacation Friends.
• Jay Pharoah as Shawn
Comedian Jay Pharoah plays Shawn, Morgan’s partner in the film. Pharoah gained recognition for his work on Saturday Night Live, where he showcased his talent for impressions. He has also appeared in movies such as Ride Along and Bad Hair.
• Antoinette Robertson as Lisa
Antoinette Robertson portrays Lisa, a character caught in an on-again/off-again relationship with Nnamdi and best friends with Dewayne and Allison. Robertson is best known for her role as Colandrea ‘Coco’ Conners in Netflix’s Dear White People.
• Jermaine Fowler as Clifton
Jermaine Fowler takes on the role of Clifton, the group’s nerdy member with a dark side. Fowler is known for his comedy shorts and his role in Coming 2 America. He has also appeared in films like Sorry to Bother You and Judas and the Black Messiah.
• Sinqua Walls as Nnamdi
Sinqua Walls portrays Nnamdi, a womanizer and Lisa’s toxic ex-boyfriend. Walls recently starred in Hulu’s White Men Can’t Jump remake and has appeared in shows like Once Upon a Time and American Soul.
• Melvin Gregg as King
Melvin Gregg takes on the role of King, a former gangster married to a white woman. Gregg has appeared in projects such as Nine Perfect Strangers, Snowfall, and The Way Back.
• X Mayo as Shanika
X Mayo plays Shanika, a fun and straightforward member of the friend group. Mayo has an extensive writing background, having written numerous episodes for The Daily Show. She has also acted in films like The Farewell and shows like American Auto.
• Grace Byers as Allison
Grace Byers plays Allison, a biracial character in The Blackening. Byers gained recognition for her role as Anika Calhoun in the TV series Empire and has also appeared in shows like The Gifted and Harlem.
• Dewayne Perkins as Dewayne
Dewayne Perkins not only plays the character of Dewayne in The Blackening but also co-wrote and produced the movie. Perkins has acting credits in shows like Saved by the Bell and The Upshaws, but he is primarily known for his writing, including the original short that inspired The Blackening.
In The Blackening, a group of skilled actors comes together to present a spine-chilling yet humorous tale that delves into the representation of Black individuals in the horror category.
The Blackening Movie Trailer
On September 16, 2022, The Blackening made its debut at the TIFF. In a thrilling turn of events, the highly anticipated film is set to make its debut at both the prestigious TFF and the esteemed American Black Film Festival in June of 2023.
Mark your calendars for June 16, 2023, when The Blackening will hit theaters across the nation, bringing its thrilling story to a wider audience. But for our UK fans, the wait will continue a bit longer. Mark your calendars for August 25, 2023, because that’s when The Blackening will be hitting screens in the United Kingdom. Get Tickets
There has been no announcement made regarding the date or location at which The Blackening will be made available to stream.