One of the horror films I’m really looking forward to this summer is James DeMonaco’s The Purge. I dig the entire premise of the flick and the idea of all emergency services being suspended for a 12 hour period of time is absolutely terrifying. When you’re meeting face-to-face with people who want to murder you and your family within the walls of your own home, 12 hours probably seems like an eternity.
In an America wracked by crime, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity—including murder—is legal. The police can’t be called. Hospitals suspend help. It is one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking.
The Purge will hit theaters on July 7th and stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Edwin Hodge, Tony Oller, and Rhys Wakefield.
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