The first set of TV spots have landed for James DeMonaco’s upcoming horror flick, The Purge, and we have them both here for your viewing pleasure.
Both are quite similar, yet both have slightly different footage, but both are very unsettling. Using an air-raid siren to startling effect in one, and full on creep out moments in the other, The Purge is starting to look like one of the must-see horror films this year (what a massive must-see list it is becoming!). Ethan Hawke looks perfect in the lead role, and the overall idea for this film is astonishing, and should hopefully provide some wonderful horror.
Written and directed by James DeMonaco, The Purge stars Ethan Hawke, and he is joined by Lena Headey, Edwin Hodge, Max Burkholder and Tony Oller.
The Purge arrives in UK cinemas May 31st.
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.