The Purge

(2013)

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.

‘Purge 3’ Is Happening with Original Director James DeMonaco

‘Purge 3’ Is Happening with Original Director James DeMonaco

After writing and directing back-to-back low-budget hits with last year's The Purge and this summer's The Purge: Anarchy, filmmaker James DeMonaco has been set to write The Purge 3, with an eye to direct as well.

No story details were given, but the first two movies were set during the annual "purge," a 12-hour period where all crime in America is legal, including murder. Sebastien Lemercier will return to produce, alongside Blumhouse Prodcution's Jason Blum and Platinum Dunes' Michael Bay, Bradley Fuller and Andrew Form.

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‘The Purge’ and ‘Curse of Chucky’ Come to Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights

‘The Purge’ and ‘Curse of Chucky’ Come to Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Studios Hollywood's premier Halloween event, "Halloween Horror Nights," continues to unlock the terror that torments movie-goers with the announcement of two new original scare-zones: The Purge, based on Universal Pictures' summer blockbuster and upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release, and Universal Studios Home Entertainment's Blu-ray, DVD and Digital debut of Curse of Chucky, an all-new movie where Chucky returns to horrify viewers in the latest unrated chapter of the blood-soaked suspense saga. "Halloween Horror Nights" begins on Friday, September 20, 2013.

Designed to provoke an unrelenting sense of fear for "Halloween Horror Nights" guests, numerous scare-zones will be riddled throughout the event to consistently terrify and traumatize them at every unsuspecting twist and turn.

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‘The Purge 2’ Moves Forward at Universal Pictures

‘The Purge 2’ Moves Forward at Universal Pictures

Following a very successful opening weekend at the box office, Universal Pictures is moving forward with a sequel to The Purge. Jason Blum is returning to produce the follow-up, although no cast members have been confirmed.

The sequel has already gotten conditional approval for a $2.25 million tax credit through California's Film and Television Tax Credit program. However, in order to secure this credit, shooting must begin by the end of this year, at the latest, and the production must meet several other requirements.

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EXCLUSIVE: Ethan Hawke Talks ‘The Purge’

EXCLUSIVE: Ethan Hawke Talks ‘The Purge’

As we reported yesterday, Universal Pictures' The Purge is a hit with audiences at the box office, taking in an impressive $36.3 million in its opening weekend. A big part of this success is star Ethan Hawke and producer Jason Blum, who teamed up last year for the horror film Sinister. Ethan Hawke plays James Sandin in The Purge, a father and husband whose world is upended when criminals invade his gated community during the one night out of the year that every crime is fully legal. Todd Gilchrist sat down with the star and producer recently, and you can see what they both had to say in our exclusive video interview.

The Purge was released June 7th, 2013.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘The Purge’ Wins with $36.3 Million

BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘The Purge’ Wins with $36.3 Million

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BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Can ‘The Purge’ Save This Lackluster Summer Weekend?

BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Can ‘The Purge’ Save This Lackluster Summer Weekend?

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Four ‘The Purge’ Photos with Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey

Four ‘The Purge’ Photos with Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey

Criminals are allowed a twelve-hour grace period, where every malicious act is legal in The Purge, a new thriller from director James DeMonaco. Lena Headey and Ethan Hawke star as a married couple whose planned night of peace is interrupted when an injured man enters their gated, and supposedly protected, community. Universal has released a photo gallery featuring 4 more images from the movie. Check out the damage being done, and then check out the true horrors of this fright fest when it lands in theaters this June.

The Purge was released June 7th, 2013.

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‘The Purge’ 'Reminder' Poster

‘The Purge’ 'Reminder' Poster

On June 7, the United States will cease all emergency services for a 12-hour period, allowing criminals to carry out any act against humanity that they wish. The second poster for The Purge reminds us to be prepared for this special one-day-a-year holiday, where murder is legal, rape is expected, the police can't be called, and the hospitals are closed.

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.

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