‘The Blackening’ Arrives Home On Premium VOD July 7, 2023 From Lionsgate

the blackening, pvodLionsgate and MRC have officially announced that the horror-comedy ‘The Blackening’ directed by Tim Story will arrive home on Premium Video on Demand beginning July 7, 2023. Continue below to check out the full announcement with some additional information.

'The Blackening' Arrives Home On Premium VOD July 7, 2023 From Lionsgate 1

On Premium Video on Demand July 7 from Lionsgate®


SANTA MONICA, CA (July 5, 2023) – Fresh off its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Blackening arrives on Premium Video on Demand on July 7 from Lionsgate. The film features four friends who reunite for a weekend getaway and find themselves at the hands of a twisted killer who wants to play a game for their survival. Directed by Tim Story (Ride Along, Think Like a Man, Barbershop) and screenplay and screen story by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip, TV’s “Harlem”) and Dewayne Perkins (TV’s “The Amber Ruffin Show,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), and stars Grace Byers (TV’s “Empire”), Jermaine Fowler (Coming 2 America), Melvin Gregg  (House Party), X Mayo (TV’s “American Auto”), Dewayne Perkins (TV’s “The Upshaws”), Antoinette Robertson (TV’s “Dear White People”), Sinqua Walls (TV’s “White Men Can’t Jump”), with Jay Pharoah (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”) and Yvonne Orji (TV’s “Insecure”).


The Blackening follows a group of Black friends reunited for a Juneteenth weekend getaway only to find themselves trapped in a remote cabin with a masked killer who forces them to play a twisted board game by his rules, which they soon realize ain’t no motherf****** game. The Blackening skewers genre tropes and poses the sardonic question: If the entire cast of a horror movie is Black, who dies first?


Lionsgate and MRC present, a Story Company / Tracy Yvonne / Artists First / CatchLight Studios production.



Grace Byers                       TV’s “Empire,” “Harlem”

Jermaine Fowler                 Coming 2 America, Judas and the Black Messiah

Melvin Gregg                      TV’s “Snowfall,” The United States vs. Billie Holiday

X Mayo                             TV’s “American Auto,” “Swarm”

Dewayne Perkins                TV’s “The Upshaws,” “Saved by the Bell”

Antoinette Robertson           TV’s “Dear White People,” Block Party

Sinqua Walls                      TV’s “White Men Can’t Jump,” Nanny

with Jay Pharoah                TV’s “Saturday Night Live,” Resort to Love, Spinning Gold

and Yvonne Orji                 TV’s “Insecure,” Vacation Friends



Official Site: https://www.theblackening.movie/

Instagram: @blackening

Facebook: @blackening

Twitter: @blackening

Hashtag: #TheBlackening




Copyright: The Blackening © 2023 MRC II Distribution Company L.P. Artwork & Supplementary Materials ®, ™ & © 2023 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Year of Production: 2022

Type: New Release

Rating: R for pervasive language, violence and drug use

Genre: Comedy, Horror

Run Time: 97 minutes

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