There are two home-invasion-thrillers on the way this summer, and first up is The Purge. The movie takes place in a world where the government keeps the peace by sanctioning an annual 12-hour period where everything—including murder—becomes legal. During this madness, a family inside a gated community fights to survive without turning into monsters themselves. You’ll see a fair share of blockbusters this summer, but this is a movie that could be a hit from strong word-of-mouth.
I’m pleased to announce that we’re giving away ten admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of The Purge. Hit the jump to find out how you can see the film early and for free. The film stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane, and Max Burkholder. The Purge opens June 7th.
To enter for a chance to win an admit-two pass, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “THE PURGE”. The screening is on Tuesday, June 4th at 7:00pm at Regal Atlantic Station, so don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Please note that a pass is not a ticket. To guarantee a seat, please arrive at the theater early since seating is first come, first serve.
Here’s the trailer:
And here’s the official synopsis for The Purge:
If on one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do? In The Purge, a speculative thriller that follows one family over the course of a single night, four people will be tested to see how far they will go to protect themselves when the vicious outside world breaks into their home.
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.