The Blackening Movie

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Who's Involved:

Jason Clark, Jermaine Fowler, Jay Pharoah, Sinqua Walls, Tim Story, Tracy Oliver, Yvonne Orji, Melvin Gregg, E. Brian Dobbins, Dewayne Perkins, Sharla Sumpter Bridgett, Marcei A. Brown, Grace Byers, Antoinette Robertson, X Mayo, Perkins

Release Date:

Friday, June 16, 2023 Nationwide

pervasive language, violence and drug use
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Seven black friends 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?

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Who stars in The Blackening: Cast List



Mending the Line, White Men Can't Jump  

The Retirement Plan  


Share?, Story Ave  

Sting, Ricky Stanicky  

Night School, Vacation Friends 2  

Private Property, Sing  

Who's making The Blackening: Crew List

A look at the The Blackening behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Tim Story last directed Tom and Jerry and Shaft. The film's writer Tracy Oliver last wrote The Sun Is Also A Star and Little.


Tim Story


Sharla Sumpter Bridgett
Marcei A. Brown
Jason Clark
E. Brian Dobbins
Tracy Oliver

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Production: What we know about The Blackening?

Key Facts

  1. “The Blackening is a wildly entertaining horror movie that delivers jump-out-of-your-seat scares while also hilariously subverting the genre,” said Jason Constantine, Lionsgate’s President, Acquisitions and Co-Productions (10/23/2022).
  2. Premiered at the Midnight Madness segment of Toronto Film Festival (10/23/2022).
  3. Based on the 2018 Comedy Central short film.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2023 - March: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2022 - October: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2020 - January: The film was set to Development  status.

The Blackening Release Date: When was the film released?

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The Blackening was a Nationwide release in 2023 on Friday, June 16, 2023. There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including The Flash, Elemental and Asteroid City.

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