There can't be many people in Hollywood who are as busy as Jason Blum. The acclaimed producer has his fingers in a number of pies, one of which being The Purge movie franchise.
James DeMonaco, the writer behind The Purge films, reveals where the idea for the franchise came from, and how the real world impacts the series.
“I know there are a lot of sceptics out there, a lot of people who think this is sacred ground that we should not be treading on. But my job is to prove them wrong."
Police in Crowley, La., had to apologize after using the siren from the horror franchise "The Purge" to signal a curfew during the city's quarantine. In order to stop the spread of coronavirus, the city has implemented a 9 p.m. curfew for residents, but many found the noise chosen for the siren eerily familiar. Louisiana […]
USA’s new show “The Purge” riffs on the horror movie franchise that’s now four movies deep, expanding on its central idea — that one night a year, all crime in America is legal, and participants can “purge” their hate and bad thoughts by murdering and pillaging during that time. The movies take place in the future, in which the Purge has existed for years and become part of American life. It’s not just one horrible night of freedom in which some people unleash their inner psychopaths on their neighbors, coworkers, friends and strangers — it’s also a form of control created by the government.
The Purge franchise is coming to television in 2018. Think what you like about The Purge trilogy, but you can’t deny the profitability of the three films in the franchise (so far). For those not up to speed, The Purge films imagine a world in which all crime is legal for 12 hours once a year.
<strong>BREAKING</strong>: Blumhouse has launched an independent television studio with ITV Studios acquiring a 45 per cent stake. This investment, which values the company at $80 million, according to sources, gives Blumhouse Television the ability to be a true independent studio with the ability to finance and producing original scripted and unscripted 'dark' genre programming aimed at global audiences. The first two series in the deal will be a series version of <em>The Purge</em>, the highly…
Barricade your doors: “The Purge” is coming back for a fourth round. Universal Pictures has set the release date for the next installment of James DeMonaco’s horror series: July 4, 2018. The last installment of the series, “The Purge: Election Year,” was released on the Fourth of July last year and was influenced by the presidential election, though the film was largely completed before Donald Trump began his rise to the presidency.
This year the third ‘Purge’ movie was released in cinemas, following on from 2014′s ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ and its 2013 original. Warning: The Purge: Election Year spoilers to follow. At the end of the latest film we see Senator Charlie Roan emerge the victor and ban the annual purging event henceforth.
It’s official – ‘The Purge: Election Year’ has its first trailer. Frank Grillo returns as Leo Barnes – the formerly unnamed police Sergeant who was last seen in ‘The Purge: Anarchy’. This time, he’s joined by Elizabeth Mitchell as Senator Charlie Rowan.
Jason Blum is arguably the biggest name in horror cinema today. With the upcoming home entertainment release of his most recent horror sequel ‘Sinister 2’ (just one of the thirteen new releases to his name in 2015 alone), Blum was kind enough to give us a little of his time to discuss his work.
A third installment in dystopian action-horror series ‘The Purge’ has been confirmed, with ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ leading man Frank Grillo returning - and the grizzled action man with the extraordinarily manly name has been talking about it. In some respects it’s a surprise that the third ‘Purge’ movie would choose to directly follow on from the second. No actors from the 2013 original (which starred Ethan Hawke and Lena Heady) returned for the 2014 sequel, the common thread instead being the scenario of a seemingly idyllic, crime-free society which is maintained by legalising all criminal activity for one night of every year.