Trailer for ‘The First Purge’ explains the Terrifying Origin

Image: Blumhouse Productions

The first trailer has dropped for the fourth film in the cult horror/thriller The Purge franchise. The film will not be a continuation of the past three films, rather, it will serve as a prequel titled The First Purge. For those of you have been inquiring as to how this nightmare began – you will finally get your answer.

This will be the first Purge film to be directed by someone other than James DeMonaco. (Although, he did still write the script) and will be helmed by Gerard McMurray. The First Purge aims to explore the origins of the annual horrific mayhem.

By the looks of the trailer, we can blame Marisa Tomei for this insanity. She’s the social scientist who comes up with the experiment to have citizens let loose their worst tendencies in one 12-hour period where all crime is legal.

Check out the preview and official synopsis of The First Purge below:

“To push the crime rate below 1 percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation”.


The movie is being produced by Blumhouse Productions, who has been absolutely killing it in terms to Horror Movies. So in other words, we can expect great things out of this movie.

The First Purge is heading to theaters on July 4th, 2018.

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Julia Valenti
Julia recently published her first novel, titled; Anomic. She has a B.A in Communications with concentrations in Professional Writing and Public Relations. She is also in the United States Army Reserves as a Military Police Officer, and is currently in the process of going back to school for her Masters Degree. Some of her hobbies include fangirling, writing, cosplaying with her groups 'Emerald Archers' and 'DC Cosplayers East', hiking and training her German Shepherd, Soot. You can frequently find her at conventions cosplaying as Black Canary or as Hawkgirl with her boyfriend, who does Hawkman and Bane. :)