The Purge (2013)

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The Purge (2013)

Postby John Miller » Tue May 21, 2013 12:05 pm

From the Wikipedia page:

In the year 2022, the United States is prospering with an unemployment rate at 1% and crime at an all-time low. To keep this prosperity the government creates an annual 12-hour period from the evening of June 7 to the morning of June 8 in which all criminal activity, including murder, becomes legal. During this time, police and hospitals suspend all assistance services and execute citizens who refuse to participate. This event, known as The Purge, is designed to serve as a catharsis for the American people, giving them a chance to vent all negative emotions however they desire, with the ultimate goal of keeping unemployment and crime at extremely low levels for the rest of the year. During this night of violence and crime, a stranger screaming for help is let into James Sandin's fortified house during their yearly lock down. The family is then forced into conflict between their beliefs of right and wrong, and a sequence of events involving the stranger's pursuers puts the family's chances of survival in danger.


Looks like it could be pretty creepy.

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Re: The Purge (2013)

Postby Mach6 » Thu May 23, 2013 5:53 pm

Or it could turn out to be more torture porn garbage. :( The Purge has an interesting idea; I’m just worried about the execution of it. Too many horror movies these days go for the lowest common denominator gore and guts.
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Re: The Purge (2013)

Postby hoytereden » Thu May 23, 2013 8:57 pm

Looks like John Tesh and Barbara Hershey. :o
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Re: The Purge (2013)

Postby John Miller » Thu May 30, 2013 7:46 am

hoytereden wrote:Looks like John Tesh and Barbara Hershey. :o


So, even more nightmarish then. :D
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Re: The Purge (2013)

Postby Kenneth Morgan » Fri May 31, 2013 9:53 am

Sounds a bit like a combination of "The Tenth Victim" (legalizing certain forms of murder to keep population and crime down) and the Festival sequence from the TOS episode "Return of the Archons".
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Re: The Purge (2013)

Postby John Miller » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:12 am

Reviews seem mixed: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_purge/

A friend of mine saw an advance screening last night, and said it was very enjoyable.
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