The Blackening (2022) review:good comedy-horror


In an era where comedy films appear to be a dying breed, my curiosity was immediately piqued by this fresh horror-comedy. The Blackening is a hilarious ride that will keep you laughing incessantly. It’s a well-rounded comedy that’s bound to attract a diverse audience, expertly blending entertainment while keeping the theme of blackness front and center—without coming across as preachy or overly serious.

The film excels in its performances, comedic timing, and storytelling. However, I must note that it falls a bit short in the horror department. The Blackening seems uncertain about whether it wants to be a comedy and an educational exploration of race, or a horror film. In my opinion, it leans heavily towards the former.

Despite a somewhat formulaic slasher plot, the movie is redeemed by a fantastic comedic narrative, strong acting, brisk pacing, and a few clever twists. While it may not be the ultimate theatrical experience, its emphasis on comedy and downplayed horror elements make it a perfect choice for a cozy movie night at home. With a predictable storyline and minimal plot, the film places its focus on humor and zany antics. If that’s the kind of movie you’re eager to watch, The Blackening is sure to please.

The Blackening (2022) details

The Blackening (2022) review:good comedy-horror

Director:Tim Story
Writers:Tracy Oliver、Dewayne Perkins
Stars:Antoinette Robertson、Dewayne Perkins、Sinqua Walls
Release date:June 16, 2023 (United States)
Country of origin:United States
Also known as:Потемнело
Production companies:Catchlight Studios、Lionsgate、MRC Film

The Blackening (2022) storyline

Seven Black friends go away for the weekend and end up trapped in a cabin with a killer who has a vendetta. Will their street smarts and knowledge of horror movies help them stay alive? Probably not.(From imdb)

The Blackening (2022) top cast

  • Antoinette Robertson(Lisa)
  • Dewayne Perkins(Dewayne)
  • Sinqua Walls(Nnamdi)
  • Grace Byers(Allison)
  • X Mayo(Shanika)
  • Melvin Gregg(King)
  • Jermaine Fowler(Clifton)
  • Yvonne Orji(Morgan)
  • Jay Pharoah(Shawn)
  • James Preston Rogers(Camden Conner)


Author:Gladys Walcott

My name is Gladys T. Walcott, and I’m a passionate fan of movies and TV shows. I enjoy writing reviews about films and TV shows, and I love to share my thoughts and opinions with others. I’m always open to discussions and feedback, so feel free to leave a comment and start a conversation with me.

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