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Juneteenth won’t ever be the identical after upcoming comedy horror flick The Blackening. On Wednesday (March 1) a 2-minute trailer for the Tim Story-directed movie launched, starring Grace Byers, Jermaine Fowler, Melvin Gregg, X Mayo, Dewayne Perkins, Antoinette Robertson, Sinqua Partitions, Jay Pharoah, and Yvonne Orji. The movie’s screenplay and display screen story is written by Tracy Oliver (Women Journey, Harlem) and Dewayne Perkins (The Amber Ruffin Present, Brooklyn 9-9).
Within the trailer a gaggle of pals reunite in a spoof-worthy cabin within the woods. Because the lights exit, the group bump into a creepy board recreation jokingly dubbed “Jim Crow Monopoly.” However the voice of a sinister character on TV seems to warn the group that in the event that they refuse to play, they’ll die.
The primary card chosen reads, “In your predicament, the black character is all the time the primary to die. I’ll spare your lives in case you sacrifice the particular person you deem the blackest.”
In an interview with Collider, Perkins shared that he wished to defy the standard tropes of Black characters in horror movies.
“With the ability to take these tropes and discover precisely what makes them advanced, what offers them depth, after which forcing that within the film in order that whenever you begin watching it, you see what has been in horror motion pictures earlier than after which the aim of the film is to always break down your assumptions of those characters by always forcing depth.”
The Blackening releases June 16 via Lionsgate. Watch the complete trailer beneath.