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The Purge Synopsis

If on one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do? In The Purge, a speculative thriller that follows one family over the course of a single night, four people will be tested to see how far they will go to protect themselves when the vicious outside world breaks into their home.

In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity—including murder—becomes legal. The police can't be called. Hospitals suspend help. It's 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.

When an intruder breaks into James Sandin's (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide.
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What Happens In Prisons On Purge Night What Happens In Prisons On Purge Night
The Purge movies have each given us a different look into what goes on during the franchise's famous Purge Night -- where for 12 hours just about all crime is perfectly legal in the United States. And yet the truth of the matter is that there are many scenarios and locations that would be fascinating to see unfold within the fictional universe on the big screen.

What Happens In Prisons On Purge Night

How The Purge Affects Air Travel, According To The Director How The Purge Affects Air Travel, According To The Director
What happens to airplanes during the 12-hour time period in the Purge universe where just about all crime is legal? Are they still functioning normally, or are special restrictions put in place as a defense against serious attack?

How The Purge Affects Air Travel, According To The Director

What Happens In Hospitals On Purge Night What Happens In Hospitals On Purge Night
One of the cool things about the developing Purge television series is that it will provide the opportunity to answer a lot of questions about the fictional universe in which the movies are set.

What Happens In Hospitals On Purge Night

This Is What The Purge 4 Will Be About This Is What The Purge 4 Will Be About
SPOILER ALERT: The following article features major spoilers for The Purge: Election Year. If you have not yet seen the film, and don't wish to know important details about the ending, we recommend clicking away to another one of our wonderful articles!

This Is What The Purge 4 Will Be About

The Purge: Election Year Just Scored A Big Win At The Box Office The Purge: Election Year Just Scored A Big Win At The Box Office
The Purge: The Election Year has made an impressive start to its box office tenure. In fact, its currently ahead of The Legend Of Tarzan and The BFG.

The Purge: Election Year Just Scored A Big Win At The Box Office

New Video Shows How Many Problems Are In The Purge 2 New Video Shows How Many Problems Are In The Purge 2
While The Purge: Anarchy will expand the world we've come to know over the years, it's also important to look back to the last sequel in preparation. CinemaSins has done just that, and found a ton of problems you might have missed during the first view.

New Video Shows How Many Problems Are In The Purge 2

Teen Blames The Purge After Arrest For Multiple Murders Teen Blames The Purge After Arrest For Multiple Murders
A severe tragedy has occurred, supposedly inspired by the survival thriller series The Purge. Read on for the details.

Teen Blames The Purge After Arrest For Multiple Murders

The Purge 3 Trailer Raises The Stakes The Purge 3 Trailer Raises The Stakes
While The Purge franchise has evolved from being a horror movie, to focusing more on the action, the one thing that has never changed is that the basic premise is just completely creepy.

The Purge 3 Trailer Raises The Stakes

The Purge: Election Year Promo Wants You To Purge For America The Purge: Election Year Promo Wants You To Purge For America
In a rather smart marketing campaign, The Purge: Election Year has released a new trailer, which highlights the institutionalized murder in a government supported commercial for the annual Purge.

The Purge: Election Year Promo Wants You To Purge For America

The Purge: Election Year Trailer Puts Frank Grillo Back In Action The Purge: Election Year Trailer Puts Frank Grillo Back In Action
One of the most interesting and intriguing concepts from a modern horror flick is The Purge franchise. Luckily for fans of the series, the trailer for the newest installment, The Purge: Election Year was just released.

The Purge: Election Year Trailer Puts Frank Grillo Back In Action

Purge 3 Has Added A Big Ensemble Cast Purge 3 Has Added A Big Ensemble Cast
How would Americans act if all laws were suspended for 12 hours? The Purge tries to answer this question, and it looks that the next installment will feature a bolstered ensemble cast to find those answers.

Purge 3 Has Added A Big Ensemble Cast

The Purge 3 Will Probably Bring Back These Fan-Favorite Characters The Purge 3 Will Probably Bring Back These Fan-Favorite Characters
Blumhouse Productions hasn't yet announced The Purge 3. But with The Purge Anarchy earning better reviews from critics, and bigger box office than it's predecessor, a third installment in the dystopian horror franchise seems all but guaranteed. And now we have an idea of where the third movie might go, thanks to one of the stars of the last.

The Purge 3 Will Probably Bring Back These Fan-Favorite Characters

Get Ready For 10 More Years Of Micro-Budget Horror Movies Get Ready For 10 More Years Of Micro-Budget Horror Movies
Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions's new 10-year deal will include partnerships across NBCUniversal's businesses, including Universal Television and Universal Cable Productions. It's a first look production deal that essentially means future Blumhouse movies will first be offered to Universal for distribution.

Get Ready For 10 More Years Of Micro-Budget Horror Movies

The Purge: Anarchy Trailer Warns There Are No Heroes On Purge Night The Purge: Anarchy Trailer Warns There Are No Heroes On Purge Night
The first Purge movie showed us what the annual "Purge" is like for a family locked inside their own home. The sequel will take the Purge to the streets, revealing the horror that awaits those trapped out in the open when all crime is legal for a twelve-hour period.

The Purge: Anarchy Trailer Warns There Are No Heroes On Purge Night

The Purge 2 Adds Michael K. Williams, Zach Gilford And More The Purge 2 Adds Michael K. Williams, Zach Gilford And More
They all join the previously cast Frank Grillo (The Grey), which technically gives this film more star power than the first film, in which Ethan Hawke was the only redeeming value. Returning writer-director James DeMonaco really needs to trim a lot of fat off of this premise if he expects audiences to make this sequel as big a success as its predecessor. (The Purge earned $89 million on a $3 million budget.)

The Purge 2 Adds Michael K. Williams, Zach Gilford And More

This Week In Home Entertainment: The Purge, After Earth, The Hangover Part III And More This Week In Home Entertainment: The Purge, After Earth, The Hangover Part III And More
From The Hangover Part III to Much Ado About Nothing and much, much more, there's actually a nice hodgepodge of films and television from a variety of different genres available this week. You can check out some of the other October 8 titles after the jump.

This Week In Home Entertainment: The Purge, After Earth, The Hangover Part III And More

The Purge 2 Is Already In Development, Obviously The Purge 2 Is Already In Development, Obviously
This news is hardly a surprise, given Blum rose to prominence as a producer with the I>Paranormal Activity franchise, which didn’t take long to lose all of the steam that it barely had to begin with.

The Purge 2 Is Already In Development, Obviously

Weekend Box Office: Audiences Prefer A Bad Purge To A Weak Internship Weekend Box Office: Audiences Prefer A Bad Purge To A Weak Internship
It was a familiar tune at the box office this weekend. A second rate, low budget, hardly worth your time horror flick raced to the top while a moderately interesting but poorly executed concept comedy (lead by two actors who are joining the ever growing group of middle age comedians struggling to find roles that match their age) floundered in with only modest success. All in all, there was a number one, but there were no winners.

Weekend Box Office: Audiences Prefer A Bad Purge To A Weak Internship

The Purge Runs Wild On Way To Huge Friday At Box Office The Purge Runs Wild On Way To Huge Friday At Box Office
The history of Hollywood is littered with low budget horror movies that wildly exceeded expectations. From Paranormal Activity to Saw, these films have not only generated incredible returns on initial investments, they’ve launched lucrative franchises, and if this weekend’s early estimates hold up, it seems a new horror movie may add its name to that pool of brilliant and bloody successes.

The Purge Runs Wild On Way To Huge Friday At Box Office

Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives to Now You See Me, The Kings Of Summer And The Purge Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives to Now You See Me, The Kings Of Summer And The Purge
With so many titles to choose from, Netflix Instant's library can be overwhelming. So we bring you this biweekly column as a tool to cut through the clutter by highlighting some now streaming titles that pair well with the latest theatrical releases.

Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives to Now You See Me, The Kings Of Summer And The Purge

This Rotten Week: Predicting The Internship And The Purge Reviews This Rotten Week: Predicting The Internship And The Purge Reviews
Well, it’s hot as heck out there which can only mean we’re knee deep in the summer movie season. And it wouldn’t be the season without its fair share of blockbusters and bombs. This week looks like a mixed bag with an internship at Google and our annual purge.

This Rotten Week: Predicting The Internship And The Purge Reviews

The Purge Trailer Brings Thrills To A Goofy Premise The Purge Trailer Brings Thrills To A Goofy Premise
Considering the film is touted as being “From the producer of Paranormal Activity and Sinister,” there’s really no reason to think this film was going to be any more realistic. But Hawke was the force that anchored Sinister’s somewhat silly premise, there’s no reason to think he won’t do the same here.

The Purge Trailer Brings Thrills To A Goofy Premise

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