Universal have revealed the first poster, images and creepy trailer for their new horror flick, The Purge. The film sounds incredibly interesting as residents in the US are given one night to commit all the crimes they ever wanted, without the worry of being caught or convicted. The idea is superb, and offers up all sorts of interesting ideas, and the first full length trailer is here to show off some of the horror we can expect from director James DeMonaco’s new chiller.
Also included here is the official poster which is also very creepy, and a gallery of images from the trailer.
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.
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.