I don’t know about you, but I’m excited to check out the summer of home invasion films. I find those types of movies to be pretty unsettling and usually disturbing. Any movie where the home is the scene of the crime invites into your head the idea that no place is truly safe.
One of the first movies to explore that idea this summer is The Purge. With it’s release date a few weeks away on June 7th, Universal has put out three new clips to entice moviegoers. You can check them out below the synopsis.
In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity-including murder-becomes legal. The police can’t be called. Hospitals suspend help. It’s one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking. When an intruder breaks into James Sandin’s (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide.
The film is written and directed by James DeMonaco. Check out the clips and let us know what you think.