‘The Blackening’ Arrives on Premium VOD on July 7; Digital & VOD Aug. 1; Disc Aug. 22

'The Blackening' Arrives on Premium VOD on July 7

On Premium Video on Demand July 7 from Lionsgate

On Digital and On Demand August 1 and 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (+Blu-ray™ & Digital), Blu-ray™ (+DVD & Digital) and DVD August 22 from Lionsgate® 

Fresh off its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Blackening arrives on Premium Video on Demand on July 7, on digital August 1 and 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (+Blu-ray™ & Digital), Blu-ray™ (+DVD & Digital), and DVD on August 22 from Lionsgate. The film features seven 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



  • Audio Commentary with Director Tim Story and Writers Tracy Oliver and Dewayne Perkins
  • Do the Write Thing
  • They Can’t All Talk First
  • Shall We Play a Game?
  • Cabin in the Woods
  • “Who’s the Blackest?” Game Show
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • And more!
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