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.