The Purge is an American anthology medical franchises centered on a series of dynamic action horror films distributed by Universal Productions produced by Blusome Production and Platinum Dunes, which are written and in some cases also directed by James Demaco who was inspired by a Star TreksOriginal Series episode, "The Return Of The Archins ". The films present a seemingly normal, crime-free America in the near-future. But the truth is that the country is a dystopia which celebrates an annual national holiday known as "the Purge", a day in which all crime, including murder, becomes decriminalized for a 12-hour period.
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The Purge (2021)
Films and television
- The Purge (2013)
- The Purge Anarchy (2014)
- The Purge Election Year(2016)
- The First Purge (2018)
- The Forever Purge (2021)
The Purge (2018–2019)
The franchise began in 2013 with The Forever Purge directed by creator DeMonaco, who also directed two of the sequels and wrote the screenplays for all films in the series. A fifth instalment, was released on July 2, 2021. In addition to the films, the franchise has spawned a twenty episodes television series which premiered on September 4, 2018 and concluded on December 17, 2019; DeMonaco wrote its pilot episode.
The franchise has received a mixed critical reception, mainly for the screenwriting and clichéd stories, but was praised for the concept, acting, style, and action sequences. The franchise has grossed overall over $450 million against a combined production budget of $53 million.
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