The first trailer for the new horror parody, played by Empire star Grace Byers

Empire A new horror parody of Grace Byers Blackening released its first trailer.

Directed by Tim Story, Blackening follows a group of friends on a weekend getaway in June who become trapped in a cabin in the woods with a killer.

“Forced to play by his rules, the friends quickly realize this is not a fucking game,” reads the synopsis.

Blackening skewers alludes to the genre and poses a sardonic question: if the entire horror cast is black, who dies first?”

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Grace Byers, best known for her role as Anika Calhoun in Empirestars Jermaine Fowler, Melvin Gregg, X Mayo, Dewayne Perkins, Antoinette Robertson, Sinqua Walls, Jay Pharoah and Yvonne Orji.

As we see in the hilarious trailer, a group of friends visit an abandoned cabin in the woods, where they find a racist board game called “The Blackening” in the basement.

According to the trailer, the first round of the game requires friends to sacrifice the “blackest” among them to save a friend from being murdered.

“In your plight, the black character always dies first. I will spare your lives if you sacrifice the person you consider “blackest”, reads the first card of the game.

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If the trailer is anything noteworthy, the upcoming comedy-horror looks like it’s being mocked from the countless horror movies and movie franchises borrowed from the likes of Scream, Evil dead AND Saw.

Written by Tracy Oliver and Dewayne Perkins, Blackening is scheduled for release on June 16, just in time for Juneteenth (June 19), a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

Blackening has a release date of June 16 in the US, while a UK release date has yet to be announced.

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