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The Blackening / Lionsgate and MRC present ; a Story Company, Tracy Yvonne, Artists First, Catchlight Studios production ; a film by Tim Story ; produced by Jason Clark, Marcei A. Brown, Tim Story, Tracy Oliver, E. Brian Dobbins, Sharla Sumpter Bridgett ; screenplay by Tracy Oliver & Dewayne Perkins ; screen story by Tracy Oliver & Dewayne Perkins ; directed by Tim Story.

Story, Tim, (film director,, film producer.). Oliver, Tracy, (screenwriter,, film producer.). Perkins, Dewayne, (screenwriter,, actor.). Clark, Jason (Film producer), (film producer.). Brown, Marcei A., (film producer.). Dobbins, E. Brian, (film producer.). Bridgett, Sharla Sumpter, (film producer.). Dos Reis, Todd A., (cinematographer.). Elliot, Peter S., 1962- (editor.). Story, Dexter, (composer (expression)). Byers, Grace, 1984- (actor.). Fowler, Jermaine, (actor.). Gregg, Melvin, (actor.). Mayo, X, (actor.). Robertson, Antoinette, (actor.). Walls, Sinqua, (actor.). Pharoah, Jay, 1987- (actor.). Orji, Yvonne, (actor.). Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm), (presenter,, publisher.). Media Rights Capital (Firm), (presenter.). Story Company, (production company.). Tracy Yvonne Productions, (production company.). Artists First (Talent management company), (production company.). CatchLight Studios, (production company.). Grace Byers, Jermaine Fowler, Melvin Gregg, X Mayo, Dewayne Perkins, Antoinette Robertson, Sinqua Walls, Jay Pharoah, Yvonne Orji. (Cast).

The film centers around a group of Black friends who reunite for a Juneteenth weekend getaway only to find themselves trapped in a remote cabin with a twisted killer. Forced to play by his rules, the friends soon realize this ain't no motherf****** game. Directed by Tim Story (Ride Along, Think Like a Man, Barbershop), this film skewers genre tropes and poses the sardonic question: if the entire cast of a horror movie is Black, who dies first?

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Santa Monica, California : Lionsgate, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2022.
Special features: Audio commentary with director Tim Story and writers Dewayne Perkins and Tracy Oliver; Do the write thing; Shall we play a game?; "Who's the Blackest?" game show; Deleted Dewayne dance scene; Outtakes.
Wide screen (2.39:1).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Todd A. Dos Reis ; editor, Peter S. Elliot ; music, Dexter Story.
Participant or Performer Note:
Grace Byers, Jermaine Fowler, Melvin Gregg, X Mayo, Dewayne Perkins, Antoinette Robertson, Sinqua Walls, Jay Pharoah, Yvonne Orji.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; for pervasive language, violence and drug use.
Language Note:
English or Spanish dialogue; Spanish subtitles.
Source of Description Note:
Title from disc label.
Subject: African Americans > Drama.
Board games > Drama.
Serial murderers > Drama.
Genre: Dark comedy films.
Horror films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Berks County. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at RACC.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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RACC Horror (Text) 33624024875443 New DVD Available -

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