It’s rare for a horror franchise to earn more money with each installment, but that’s exactly what The Purge continues to do. The last chapter, The Purge: Election Year, is the most successful to date, earning almost $120 million worldwide. The next installment reveals how the bloody tradition all began.
Behind every tradition lies a revolution. Next Independence Day, witness the rise of the country’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness. Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: The First Purge.
To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) 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 marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.
Marisa Tomei headlines the cast which includes Y’Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade and Luna Lauren Velez. The First Purge arrives July 4, 2018. Check out the first trailer below.
The First Purge Movie Trailer