The Blackening Movie

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The Blackening movie production status is currently Post-Production

October 23, 2022 • Filming completed; editing of shot film; music composition and recordings, as well as sound and visual effects being added

Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, June 16, 2023 Nationwide

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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



Nanny, White Men Can't Jump  



House Party, The Way Back  

Am I OK?, Riverdance: The Animated Adventure  

Night School, Spontaneous  

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
E. Brian Dobbins
Tracy Oliver
Tim Story


Lionsgate distributor logo Lionsgate

Production Company

Media Rights Capital

Watch The Blackening Trailers & Videos

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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. 2022 - October: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  2. 2020 - January: The film was set to Development  status.

The Blackening Release Date: When is the film coming out?

The Blackening is coming out as a Nationwide release in 2023 on Friday, June 16, 2023. There are 2 other movies coming out on the same date, including The Flash and Elemental.

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