The Purge: Election Year – Universal – Out Now

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Released during a surge of slick horror films that took place inside the perceived safety of the protagonist’s own home, James DeMonaco’s The Purge (2013) was a flawed curiosity that replaced spooks and monsters with a political system that set the American people against each other. It wasn’t until 2014’s The Purge: Anarchy, however, that the series really hit its stride as it pulled the characters into the streets and constructed a context in which the titular, annual killing spree is used to suppress the poor and the homeless.

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