THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR Trailer (Video)
In the world of Universal’s popular Purge series, an annual purge allows all crime – including murder – for twelve hours. For the innocent, the night of the purge is pure terror: hunker down and do your best to survive. For the maniacal and the deprived, the purge is a ritualistic, almost holy experience where your inner inhibitions are let loose as you can rape, pillage, murder, and otherwise be criminally deviant to your heart’s content.
In the premiere trailer for the series’ third installment, The Purge: Election Year, we catch up with Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) two years after he nearly committed a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Serving as head of security for presidential candidate Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), Leo is tasked with protecting the senator, whose anti-purge views don’t sit right with everyone. After a betrayal forces Leo and Roan into the open, dangerous streets of D.C. on this year’s Purge Night, the two must survive until dawn – or face a brutal and savage execution.
Though the series got off to a bad start with 2013’s The Purge, its 2014 followup – 2014’s The Purge: Anarchy – was not only a considerable improvement, it introduced Frank Grillo (Captain America: Civil War) to the series. Grillo was easily the best part of Anarchy, an action thriller that managed the rare feat of completely outdoing its predecessor. With The Purge: Election Year serving as a vehicle for the criminally underrated Grillo, in addition to the return of Anarchy director James DeMonaco, Election Year just may be the best installment yet of Universal’s popular and successful horror franchise.
Produced by Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (the Insidious franchise) and Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), The Purge: Election Year opens this Fourth of July weekend.