With so much politics in the air and so much frustration, it’s nice to know we can vent. Horror has always reflected our current events and this film hits like never before. Read on for more…
On Friday, September 14th Universal Studios rolled out the red carpet for the opening night celebration of “Halloween Horror Nights”! Filmmaker Jason Blum (The First Purge, Insidious, Get Out) and actress Lex Scott Davis (The First Purge) walked the carpet. This year’s frightening maze lineup includes The First Purge –based on Universal Picture’s blockbuster thriller, bears witness to the tradition that unleashed the anarchy.
Now with the New Founding Fathers of America in charge of America’s political landscape, change is inevitably coming. When Dr. Updale (Marisa Tomei) presents the chance for a risky, theoretical social experiment to become a live phenomenon, The Purge is born. Once Dmitri (Y’Lan Noel) is aware that his hometown of Staten Island has been selected to partake in the monumental social study that will forever change the way citizens interact with their government and neighbors alike, he naturally becomes suspicious of its purpose. Alongside community activist Nya (Lex Scott Davis) and her younger brother Isaiah (Joivan Wade), the three take to the streets of the first ever purge to protect their city and seek to survive at the risk of their own lives.
Producer Jason Blum (left) and cast member Lex Scott Davis (right) celebrate the upcoming release of “The First Purge” at the opening of Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights” in Universal City, CA. The theme park was overrun by masked attackers seeking to ‘purge’ their grievances on unsuspecting visitors. “The First Purge” debuts on digital on September 18 and on Blu-ray &DVD on October 2.