The upcoming film The Purge: Election Year is a continuation of the successful horror series that is certain to scare the bejeezus out of you this summer. A sequel toThe Purge: Anarchy and the third film of the series, Election Year will delve deeper into the terrifying politics of the NFFA and the founders of the purge. This film will see the return of fan favorite “Sergeant” played by Frank Grillo.
With real-life elections pending in the United States, the political emphasis of this futuristic social horror thriller set in 2025 will be sure to resonate with viewers. The series is heading in a more ambitious direction, focusing on the groups of revolutionaries who will be combatting The Purge.
As a young girl, Sen. Charlene Roan survived the annual night of lawlessness that took the lives of her family members. As a presidential candidate, Roan is determined to end the yearly tradition of blood lust once and for all. When her opponents hatch a deadly scheme, the senator finds herself trapped on the streets of Washington, D.C., just as the latest Purge gets underway. Now, it’s up to Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo), her head of security, to keep her alive during the next 12 hours of mayhem.
Politics aside, The Purge film series has a stellar track record at the box office, grossing $89,328,627 in comparison to their relatively small $3 million budget. The film stars Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson, Betty Gabriel, Edwin Hodge, Kyle Secor, Joseph Julian Soria and Liza Colón-Zayas and is scheduled to be released on July 1, 2016.
Election year is primed to do well in theaters as the perfect summer horror flick.