Tag: James DeMonaco

THE PURGE 3 Release Date Set for July 1, 2016

     January 8, 2015


Get ready for more government-sanctioned murder.  The Purge 3 release date has been officially set for July 1, 2016, confirming that the popular horror franchise will indeed return to the Fourth of July holiday.  That release date sets the pic …


     November 1, 2014


The first Purge posited a relatively clever science fiction plot: For twelve hours every year all crime is legal.  To work within its low budget, it confined most of that activity to one house, and it was slightly better than …


     July 17, 2014

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2013’s The Purge had a mish-mash of good ideas.  It was important socioeconomic commentary, but smothered by the confusion of its genre trappings.  The overt commentary was out of sync with the stakes of the story’s moral drama, and the …

THE PURGE: ANARCHY Images Take the Action to the Streets

     July 8, 2014

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Universal Pictures has released about a dozen new images for writer/director James DeMonaco‘s upcoming horror sequel The Purge: Anarchy.  One of the things I like about the direction this followup seems to be taking is that it truly expands on the …

No Heroes Allowed in New THE PURGE: ANARCHY Trailer

     June 23, 2014

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Universal Pictures has released a new The Purge: Anarchy trailer for writer/director James DeMonaco’s horror sequel.  This trailer gets a bit deeper into the plot of the follow-up, as it appears to put a Most Dangerous Game twist on the proceedings …


     June 6, 2013

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It would be a mistake to call The Purge thinly-veiled social commentary because that would necessitate the presence of a veil.  When there’s no distance between the comment and the art, it’s simply a statement.  “Socioeconomic inequality leads to entitlement …