Next screening? “The Blackening”

The Wayans family made bank with the spoofy-goofy “Scary Movies” franchise and the “Haunted House” spoofs that bubbled up when those ran their course.

Jordan Peele and “Get Out” came along and raised the bar, embracing some horror conventions but turning race and racism into the driver of the narrative.

Shudder released a documentary about African American characters, traditions and tropes in horror movie a few years back, “Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror.” Shudder should post-that title back on its streaming site.

“The Blackening” seems both part of that tradition and a lampooning of it, pitched perhaps midway between “Scary Movie” and “Get Out.” The trailers have been a trip. This opens in mid June, but tonight, we check it out for review.


About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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