Horror / Thriller
Director: James DeMonaco
Running time: 85 mins Released: 31st May 2013
About The Purge
A family-in-peril thriller with an unusual if half-baked plot. In the near future, Americans live in a prosperous, peaceful society with a 1% unemployment rate and very little crime. This apparent utopia has been made possible by the purge, a twelve hour period that occurs once a year. During this time, all crime is legal. Emergency services and police suspend all of their services and the citizens of America are free to indulge their negative, violent or psychopathic tendencies. Those with enough money for security systems and well-built homes can simply lock themselves indoors. This is what wealthy James Sandin (Ethan Hawke) and his family plan to do, as they have an expensive home security system to protect them. But when a stranger comes begging for help and James' son lets him in, a horde of bloodthirsty killers in masks converge on the house.