(Review) The Blackening: A Hilarious and Thrilling Horror Satire with a Political Twist

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The Blackening: A Hilarious and Thrilling Horror Satire with a Political Twist

• Tim Story’s The Blackening is a hilarious and thrilling horror satire with a political twist.
• A group of African-American college friends are terrorized by a masked killer in the woods.
• Instead of succumbing to defeat, they use their street smarts and tree-climbing skills to outsmart the killers.
• An exceptional cast led by Jermaine Fowler, X Mayo, and Melvin Gregg deliver witty dialogue and standout performances.
• Enjoy an uproarious and unforgettable experience with The Blackening–a riotous and thought-provoking ride.

Prepare for a wild ride as a group of college friends is plunged into a deadly game of survival in Tim Story’s clever and entertaining horror comedy, The Blackening. This film takes the classic horror trope of friends in a cabin in the woods and adds a refreshing twist – all our unsuspecting victims are African-American.

Based on a short film by Dewayne Perkins and the improv troupe 3Peat, The Blackening takes a familiar premise and injects it with new life. Director Tim Story has transformed the original concept into a feature-length film that blends humor and horror.

In The Blackening, the group of friends is terrorized by a masked killer armed with a crossbow. But this isn’t your typical horror film where the black characters meet their demise first. Instead, they use their street smarts, skepticism, and tree-climbing skills to outsmart the killers. The movie provides thrilling moments and slapstick humor and delves into the real-life burdens and experiences of being Black in America.

The cast of The Blackening is exceptional, with standout performances from Jermaine Fowler, X Mayo, and Melvin Gregg. Their chemistry and comedic timing make the politically charged absurdity of the story even more enjoyable. The witty and sharp dialogue, brought to life by the talented writing team of Perkins and Tracy Oliver, adds an extra layer of entertainment.

While The Blackening doesn’t shy away from addressing important issues, it ultimately offers an uproarious and unforgettable experience. This ensemble of talented actors delivers one of the funniest and most memorable comedies of the year. Take advantage of the riotous and thought-provoking ride that is The Blackening.

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