The Purge: Election Year Trailer Gives Politics A Deadly Spin

Hello, horror fans.

Every time that there’s news of the third installment in the Purge franchise, I have to put forth a valiant effort to keep from yelling in public. You can pretend that you love high French cinema all you want, but here at 4YE we’re honest about our favorite movies, and The Purge: Anarchy was one of them. Because, well, how could you not love it? Biting social commentary wrapped neatly in a package of Frank Grillo shooting at people? It’s literally unbeatable.

That’s why we can’t wait for The Purge: Election Year.

The trailer, which just dropped, follows the story of a new character, Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell). Roan is a survivor of the last purge, and the only remaining living member of her family. She’s also running for President… with a campaign that centers around an anti-purge ideology. She claims that targets of the purge, more than anyone, are those in poverty. As you might imagine, the 1% doesn’t like hearing that. At all.

With the next purge fast approaching, it’s clear that her assassination is probably imminent. If she survives the purge, she can make it to the election. Enter her security detail — Frank Grillo, returning in the role of Sergeant Leo Barnes.

Keeping Senator Roan alive, though, will probably be harder than it looks: when she’s betrayed by someone on her team, she and Sergeant have to move from their safe house to the streets, doing anything and everything they can to avoid the people who want them dead. They only have to make it until daylight, but it’ll be a long 12 hours.

And you thought the US election was ugly. Check out the trailer for yourself:

The Purge: Election Year also features Edwin Hodge, Kyle Secor, and Mykelti Williamson. Lock your doors, and catch it in theaters on a suitably patriotic July 1, 2016.


Emily Suazo