The Purge has turned out to be one of the most compelling and socially relevant horror franchises of the 21st Century. In just over a month, fans will be able to go back to The First Purge when the 4th installment of Blumhouse’s runaway success, a prequel, arrives in US Theaters. It’s the perfect time to look at the science of “Purging”.
The folks at Wisecrack put together an entertaining and educational video that asks: Would THE PURGE Be Good for You? What follows is an exploration of catharsis and a history of evolving philosophies regarding the causes of violent actions. But if you’re looking for quick knowledge, the answer is “No, but maybe…”
Give The Science of Purging a spin below, followed by the trailer and synopsis for The First Purge. Enjoy!
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Official Synopsis: “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.”
The First Purge is directed by Gerard McMurray and stars Marisa Tomei, Melonie Diaz, and Luna Lauren Velez. Look for it in US Theaters beginning July 4th.
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