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The First Purge

Release Date: July 4, 2018

Directed by: Gerard McMurray

Written by: James DeMonaco

Starring: Y’Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez, and Maria Tomei

Country: USA

Official Synopsis: 

"To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the others, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation."

Not every horror fan is into the Purge franchise, but the films remain popular enough to spawn a fourth entry in the series. Now a prequel, this new film will show us how this crazy phenomenon came to be. While it doesn’t feature any returning stars from the series (being a prequel and all), it’s written by James DeMonaco, who wrote and directed the first three movies. For anyone who’s enjoyed the first three movies so far, The First Purge will be a must see film.