5 movies to watch while you’re waiting for The Purge 5

Gerald's Game - Credit: Netflix
Gerald's Game - Credit: Netflix /

Now that Season 2 of The Purge TV has wrapped up, we’re in a little bit of a Purge drought until next summer. Here are five films to tide you over.

The Purge television show is wrapped up for the year, and while we wait on renewal news for a potential third season, we don’t have much in the near future from the franchise. The Purge 5 isn’t due to be released until July 2020. That’s more than six months of wait time for new content from The Purge franchise.

While you’re waiting, you could always rewatch the first four films or even the television series. But if you want to do something a little different, here are five great horror films that fans of The Purge should enjoy.

5. You’re Next (2011)

You’re Next is an action-packed slasher flick that became a breakout hit when it debuted back in 2011. The movie follows the wealthy Davison family. Erin accompanies her boyfriend, Crispin Davison, to his parents’ secluded manor to celebrate a Davison family reunion. Soon, the entire evening derailed in a horrifying way when home invaders break in with the intent to kill everyone.

One thing many people like about this film is how realistic Erin’s actions are as she takes charge of the situation. Actress Sharni Vinson shines in this movie. If you like the action-packed nature of purge night, then You’re Next should fill the hole in your heart.

You’re Next is currently available to stream free on IMDb TV, the Roku channel, VUDU, Tubi TV, and Pluto TV.

4. Don’t Breathe (2014)

Jane Levy and director Fede Álvarez reunited for another movie after the incredible Evil Dead remake from 2013 in Don’t Breathe. The movie is a quiet home invasion thriller than The Purge but it’s also far more disturbing in many ways.

The premise follows a group of teenagers who plan to break into a blind man’s house thinking he’ll be an easy target. They quickly discover they woefully underestimated the homeowner and the film turns into a desperate and chilling game of cat-and-mouse.

Don’t Breathe is currently available to rent or purchase through all major digital retailers.

3. Hush (2016)

Fans of Mike Flanagan (Haunting of Hill House, Doctor Sleep) don’t want to miss out on this 2016 Netflix film starring Flanagan’s real-life wife and Hill House star Kate Siegel. Siegel plays a deaf and mute woman named Maddie.

She lives out in the woods away from civilization. Hush follows an eventful night in Maddie’s life as she is forced to outrun and outsmart a deadly masked killer who intends to end her life.

Hush is available to watch through Netflix.

2. Gerald’s Game (2017)

Gerald’s Game is another film on this list directed by Mike Flanagan but the story itself is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Gerald’s Game is sort of the opposite of The Purge.

The main character, Jessie, gets trapped inside of her house instead of feeling safely tucked away from the evils of the world. Jessie winds up handcuffed to the bed in a game of sex play gone terribly wrong. Then her husband dies, leaving her trapped and forced to do the unthinkable to escape.

Gerald’s Game is available to watch through Netflix.

1. Escape Room (2019)

Escape Room is a surprise hit from this past January. It’s a psychological thriller about a group of people recruited to test out a surprisingly realistic escape room.

Except once they begin their journey, they realize the room’s deadly tests and challenges are real and the stakes are life and death. The movie performed well enough to receive a sequel which is slated for release next year.

Escape Room is available to watch through Starz. 

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Are you looking forward to The Purge 5? Have you seen any of the movies on this list, if so which are your favorites? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

The Purge 5 will be released on July 10, 2020.