The Purge series is one of the most successful horror franchises of the past decade. So far, the movies have grossed more than $450 million worldwide, and a spin-off TV series ran for two seasons on the USA Network. The fifth–and potentially final–film, titled The Forever Purge, is scheduled for release later this year.
The series kicked off in 2013 with The Purge. The movie was set in the near future, where American cities have become overrun with crime. In an attempt to reduce the crime rate, the nation’s totalitarian government–the New Founding Fathers of America–introduce the Purge. This is an annual 24-hour event where all crime is legalised, leading to violent gangs roaming the streets while normal, peaceful citizens shelter in their homes. The film itself was a gripping home invasion movie that mixed social commentary with scary thrills.
The success of the film led to two sequels that expanded the scope of the concept. The Purge Anarchy (2014) was an exciting urban action movie set on the streets of LA, while The Purge: Election Year (2016) plunged further into the franchise’s complex politics. The last movie to date was 2018’s prequel The First Purge, which, as the title suggests, focused on the creation of the annual night of mayhem.
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