The purge is back for another round of brutal, murderous anarchy in "The Purge: Election Year." The trailer is eerily well-timed to hit right in the middle of a crazy real-life election cycles and conjures up a very familiar slogan with its own: "Keep America Great."
The set-up is similar to the previous two horror hits — it's time for the purge, 12 hours of free-for-all crime sprees. But this could be the last purge ever, since presidential frontrunner Charlene Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) has vowed to abolish it for good. But shady factions within the government want to keep the purge, and Charlene and her security chief (Frank Grillo) are forced out into the purge to fend for themselves."The Purge" has become one of the better action-horror franchises in recent years, and "Election Year" looks intriguing. Its parallels to current events look to make it even more arresting. After all, this horror could become real.
"The Purge: Election Year" opens in theaters July 1.
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As a young woman, Sen. Charlie 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. Read More