HOW-TO Know Three Cool THings Before You See ‘Meet The Blacks’ This Weekend!By Delaina Dixon | March 31, 2016 | Entertainment
Head to the movies this weekend – if you dare – to see Meet the Blacks. This parody of The Purge series mixes horror with humor – with an African-American twist! Here are three things to know before you dive into your popcorn on opening night!
1. There Are Cameos … Lots of Them! If you’re hoping to see a ton of your fave stars popping up in Meet The Blacks, you’re in luck! ” I had this crazy idea to make this film that where every corner you turn, there was someone great,” says co-writer and director Deon Taylor. That includes comedic greats like George Lopez, Lavell Crawford, Charlie Murphy, Ray Davis and Paul Mooney. “I’m thinking we might set a trend here … that people in this caliber of the business would want to work together and create a bigger brand.”
2. Be Prepared for Gore. This is a parody, but of a psychological horror film, so it does have some scary moments. That includes a stranger wielding a chainsaw! “I never got to film with anybody, cause I’m the one trying to get into the house to kill everybody,” says Gary Owen, who plays the stranger. “It was a very lonely shoot for me,” which helped him get into character! Director Taylor also says it play homages to some classic horror films. When we see boxing great Mike Tyson for the first time, “It’s like The Shining…” We can only imagine!
3. The Movie Is Scored By a Music Icon! Robert Fitzgerald Diggs — better known as RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan — wrote the movie’s scary soundtrack. “We were able to find some classic beats and tones that make the movie pulsate for the audience,” says director Taylor.
And one bonus. At least one star had a hard time keeping a straight face during his scenes. “I laughed through most of mine, so I don’t know how he cut it,” Lil Duval, who stars in the film, says with a chuckle, adding we should only see “all the stuff he left on the chopping block…” Well, at least it wasn’t Lil Duval’s head!
Meet The Blacks opens nationwide on April 1.