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“We can’t all die first “is a great slogan, which is perfectly filled with Tim Story’s” the Blackening “, an ode to horror parodies like”Scary Movie”.”The comedy, the characters and the comments in this movie will be hilarious to all viewers, but will scratch a familiar itch among black viewers. Of all the customs of watching movies in the black community, screaming and mocking horror movie characters for their ridiculous decision-making is an integral part, as is the expectation that we will not see our people live to the end. This has inspired the title of Jordan Peele’s “No” and much of the “Scary Movie” franchise, but “the Blackening” takes nuggets from its predecessors and makes it something quite unique.

“The Blackening” is based on the 2018 Comedy Central short film by the comedy trio 3Peat (co-written by Dewayne Perkins) and follows a group of old college friends who, after catching up and playing a few spades, end up in the clutches of a assassin for a celebration on the 10th. With only her street intelligence and her knowledge of black culture to get her through, a tumultuous cultural scream follows from a movie.

At the center of her cat-and-mouse debacle is the film’s eponymous board game, the Blackening (at the center of which is racist sambo), which everyone has to play in order to survive. If you can answer his questions—how many seasons “the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” had a dark—skinned aunt Viv or name five black actors who starred in “Friends”-you will be spoiled with a few extra minutes of survival. But as soon as the questions are exhausted, the film turns to a full-fledged slasher territory.

From an open cold to a”scream” to a game show master reminiscent of “Saw,” “the Blackening” wears its horror influences on its sleeve. The script (co-written by Perkins and Tracy Oliver from “Girl’s Trip”) is more than hysterical, packed with punchlines and moments of wordless body comedy. roughness is played here more for laughter than for fright, but there is certainly bloodshed amid tense chases and muscular confrontations.

The cast has incredible chemistry, which drives not only the fear of the film, but also its comedy. There’s no weak link to be found, but Dewayne (Dewayne Perkins), the gay best friend of the film’s most central character, Lisa (Antoinette Robertson), is still her humor and heart. When DeWayne finds out that Lisa is hooking up with her serial cheating ex Nnamdi (Sinqua Walls), he is angry and defensive but hurt. This triangle of mistrust creates a subplot that contributes not only to empathetic rhythms about friendship and salvation, but also to many turbulent moments between the trio. Throughout, Robertson and the walls have a real romantic harmony.

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