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First trailer and images for The Purge: Election Year

10 February 2016 12:29 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer and images for writer-director James DeMonaco’s third instalment in The Purge series – now titled The Purge: Election Year. Check them out below…

 

Expanding upon the explosive universe introduced in the sleeper hits that have earned $200 million at the worldwide box office, Universal PicturesThe Purge: Election Year reveals the next terrifying chapter of 12 hours of anarchy that is sanctioned annually by the New Founders of America.

Once again returning to collaborate with DeMonaco are the series’ producers: Blumhouse ProductionsJason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious and Sinister series), Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Ouija), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers).

The Purge: Election Year is set for release on July 1st in the States and on July 15th in the UK.

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First trailer for The Purge three-quel ‘The Purge: Election Year’

10 February 2016 12:04 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Today Universal have revealed the official title and first trailer for the next instalment in The Purge series, The Purge: Election Year. The trailer provides a look into the next terrifying chapter of anarchy when a senator looking to end the Purge becomes a primary target…

Expanding upon the explosive universe introduced in the sleeper hits that have earned $200 million at the worldwide box office, Universal PicturesThe Purge: Election Year reveals the next terrifying chapter of 12 hours of anarchy that is sanctioned annually by the New Founders of America. Once again returning to collaborate with writer/director James DeMonaco are the series’ producers: Blumhouse ProductionsJason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious and Sinister series), Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Ouija), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers).

The Purge: Election Year stars Frank Grillo, »

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The Purge: Election Year Gets Thrilling Trailer!

10 February 2016 9:55 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Purge is definitely a unique beast of a franchise. The premise is beyond amazing, but the execution so far for both films has been problematic, to say the least. Yet despite the rough two entries, when I left both of them, I thought, "yeah, I'd see another." There's just so much latent potential in the setup that I know at some point they're sure to strike the right chords. Will this third film be the charm? Possibly. If the recent trailer is any indication, then there's a good chance.

But don't take my word for it, check out the trailer below!

Check out the press release for the film below:

"Expanding the universe introduced in the hit franchise that electrified the culture and earned $200 million at the worldwide box office, Universal PicturesThe Purge: Election Year reveals the next terrifying chapter that occurs over 12 hours of annual lawlessness »

- Joseph Medina

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Frank Grillo Stars In The Purge: Election Year Trailer; First Poster And Images Land

10 February 2016 8:47 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In his 2014 review of The Purge: Anarchy, Michael Haffner wrote the exciting sequel “delivers suspense and action from start to finish.” He added he was “curious and very much excited to see what next year’s annual Purge has to offer.”

Fans will have the chance to see over the July 4th holiday when Universal PicturesThe Purge: Election Year reveals the next terrifying chapter that occurs over 12 hours of annual lawlessness sanctioned by the New Founders of America to keep this country great.

It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D. »

- Michelle McCue

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Watch the First Trailer for The Purge: Election Year

10 February 2016 8:21 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Pull down the blinds and lock your doors. Universal Pictures has released the first official trailer for The Purge: Election Year, the Frank Grillo-starring sequel that hits theaters on July 1st.

"Expanding the universe introduced in the hit franchise that electrified the culture and earned $200 million at the worldwide box office, Universal PicturesThe Purge: Election Year reveals the next terrifying chapter that occurs over 12 hours of annual lawlessness sanctioned by the New Founders of America to keep this country great.

It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D. »

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The Purge: Election Year - first trailer

10 February 2016 8:00 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Frank Grillo is back, as the first trailer for The Purge 3 - now The Purge: Election Year - lands...

The Purge: Anarchy was, for our money, an example in how a sequel should be done. It took the core idea of the first film - an annual night where breaking the law is allowed - and expanded it significantly, adding a dose of John Carpenter into the mix.

Writer/director James DeMonaco is shepherding the third movie in the series for release this summer, with the terrific Frank Grillo returning to star. And the movie is currently scheduled for release on July 15th 2016.

Here, then, is the first trailer for The Purge 3 - now called The Purge: Election Year  - that’s just landed. Take a look and see what you reckon…

And here's the synopsis too...

Expanding upon the explosive universe introduced »

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'The Purge 3: Election Year' Trailer Goes Gunning for the President

10 February 2016 7:46 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Expanding the universe introduced in the hit franchise that electrified the culture and earned $200 million at the worldwide box office, Universal Pictures' The Purge: Election Year reveals the next terrifying chapter that occurs over 12 hours of annual lawlessness sanctioned by the New Founders of America to keep this country great. The first trailer has dropped for this latest chapter in the saga. And it looks like another blockbuster smash hit for Universal and Blumhouse.

It's been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, »

- MovieWeb

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Great exploitations: The Green Inferno’s gutsy tribute to a bloody genre

8 February 2016 1:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Eli Roth’s latest shocker is a faithful descendant of B-movie horror films that put gore on a grand scale. Who will survive – and what will be left of them?

Remember The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and how you just couldn’t wait for that annoyingly whiny guy in the wheelchair to take a buzzsaw to the guts? Oh sure, you felt bad about it afterwards – for a while – but there was something so transgressively mean-spirited about it that it roused a sick-in-the-head chuckle every time it popped back into your mind. It almost made you want to give dear old Leatherface a big hug.

I’ll give Eli Roth this much: like Tobe Hooper, he understands that dark urge in the mind of your sicker kind of viewer (erm, that’d be me) and he sure knows how to pander to it. He and the makers of the toothsomely disreputable »

- John Patterson

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8 Times Michael Bay Said F*ck You To Horror Fans

2 February 2016 4:33 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Founded in 2001 by Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, Platinum Dunes’ remit was simple: low budget horror remakes from no-name directors with backgrounds similar to Bay. The more uniform the product, the greater the chance of predicting its success.

Horror had provided a dependable revenue stream for New Line (A Nightmare On Elm Street), Miramax (Scream) and Dark Castle (House On Haunted Hill), and with a commercials director at the helm, the resulting pictures, beginning with Marcus Nispel’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), looked like Mini-Me versions of Bay’s movies. It was the perfect formula and it paid off in spades, with Chainsaw raking in over $100m on a $9m budget.

It also proved what Bay’s harshest critics had been saying all along: he had the instincts of a marketer, not a filmmaker, and was more interested in profits than quality pictures.

More recently, »

- Ian Watson

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Fright At Home Reviews: Sonny Boy, The Last Witch Hunter, Burroughs: The Movie and More!!

1 February 2016 4:33 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

This week sees two Fright At Home articles because, to be honest, we’ve seen quite a few films lately, ones that have stayed in our heads. This one also sees a documentary about one of the greatest writers of all time, William S. Burroughs. We’ve got quite a few films to cover in this one, and we’re excited to tell you Fright Fanatics all about them. Read on!

 

Sonny Boy (Dir. Robert Martin Carroll)

One of the craziest films I’ve ever seen, Robert martin Carroll’s Sonny Boy is like a coked-up look at family and insanity. Revolving around a very unconventional family full of colorful characters, the film follows “Sonny Boy”, a kind-napped baby who over the years, grows up and is stored in a cage. Beaten and having his tongue cut out by the demented Slue (Midnight Express) , Sonny Boy years for an escape »

- Jerry Smith

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The Eyes of My Mother review – squelchy, silly revenge horror

28 January 2016 3:26 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Almodóvar meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – but without the finesse – in this out-to-lunch black-and-white horror

Unexpected tales of macabre violence and intrigue in a rural American setting are nothing new. The innocent-looking house or barn harbouring horror and gore is as much a part of Us film-making as the romcom. But it’s possible the trope has never seemed as weird as this. Director Nicolas Pesce’s tale about a country-dwelling family strikes an uncomfortable note from the first scene.

A stranger (Will Brill) approaches the idyllic home of an American-Portuguese family, and once he’s managed to worm his way into the house he kills the family’s matriarch in the bath tub. From there things develop into something that sits between Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre as the father returns to seek vengeance, finally deciding to chain the attacker up in their barn. »

- Lanre Bakare

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Sundance Film Review: ’31’

25 January 2016 2:07 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rob Zombie truly loves horror movies. But he still hasn’t made a good one, and “31” is a perfect encapsulation of the reasons why: It’s a fanboy’s highlight reel of homages, without any of the credibility or context that made most of the films he’s inspired by so fine. Those who liked his first narrative features, “House of 1000 Corpses” and “The Devil’s Rejects,” will probably enjoy his latest, which feels like a mash-up of the two (as well as numerous older films). But for others, this energetic exercise in forced badassery will be too silly and self-conscious to feel genuinely edgy, despite all the blood spilt and familiar taboos violated. (You know something’s wrong when your reaction to one character’s entrance is “Oh. A Nazi killer dwarf. That figures.”) As with Zombie’s prior efforts outside the “Halloween” reboots, this looks destined for »

- Dennis Harvey

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Warner Bros. announces Mortal Kombat Xl, watch the trailer here

21 January 2016 4:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced the upcoming release of Mortal Kombat Xl, the definitive experience of NetherRealm Studios’ award-winning Mortal Kombat X, which includes the main game, along with all of the downloadable content. Check out the announcement trailer here…

Mortal Kombat Xl offers the ultimate Mortal Kombat X experience that includes the main game and all content featured in upcoming Kombat Pack 2:

· Brand new playable characters the Xenomorph from Alien, Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre horror film series, Triborg and Bo’Rai Cho

· Never released Apocalypse Skin Pack

· Previously released content including playable Goro, Brazil Skin Pack, Kold War Skin Pack and Kold War Scorpion Skin

Also included with Mortal Kombat Xl are previously released downloadable content from the original Kombat Pack:

· Playable characters Predator, Jason Voorhees, Tremor and Tanya, with each accompanied by three themed skins

· Samurai Skin Pack

Mortal Kombat X is NetherRealm Studios »

- Gary Collinson

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Mortal Kombat Xl Brings Gamers the Total Mortal Kombat Experience

20 January 2016 9:12 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

If you've been holding off on picking up Mortal Kombat X (for some reason), and want to get in on the fun, you're in luck, as Warner Bros. Interactive have announced Mortal Kombat Xl, a new edition of the game that brings together All of the Dlc into one package.

Mortal Kombat X has given fans some neat extra content since it's initial release last night, including new fighters, animations, and fatalities for gamers to play with.  Kombat Pack 2, which brings in some iconic horror movie fighters to the battle is coming up soon as well, but if you've skipped out on everything so far, the newly announce Mkxl will bring it all together in one tidy package for you: 

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Mortal Kombat Xl, the definitive experience of the award-winning, hit Mortal Kombat X videogame, which was the best-selling game in franchise history and recently »

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Alien and Leatherface Go Berserk in 'Mortal Kombat X' Trailer

12 January 2016 11:18 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that iconic characters such as Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre horror film series and the Xenomorph from the classic sci-fi horror film franchise Alien will be playable characters in Mortal Kombat X's Kombat Pack 2 as downloadable content (Dlc), arriving in the first quarter of 2016. Today, the studio has released a gameplay trailer offering a look at these new characters in action. The trailer also showcases other new characters such as Tri-Borg, a new version of Kombatants Cyrax, Sektor and Robot Smoke and Bo Rai Cho, master of the drunken fist.

Mortal Kombat X is NetherRealm Studios' most recent installment in its legendary, critically acclaimed fighting game franchise that propels the iconic franchise into a new generation. The video game combines cinematic presentation with all new gameplay to deliver the most brutal Kombat experience ever, offering a new fully-connected experience that launches players »

- MovieWeb

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The Eighties Still Scream: A VHS Retrospective Part 2 – Hide And Go Shriek!!

11 January 2016 4:19 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Whenever I think back on the ’80s and how fantastic the decade truly was, some of my favorite reveries to indulge in are the ones of me as a kid walking up and down video stores and their endless rows of videocassettes and pickup up box after box, wishing that I was old enough to open my own membership, rent a Vcr and take a stack of movies home with me. Slasher films were my biggest curiosity during my teen years and it’s something that has remained with me for years after. Even though, at the time, I was still much too young to be sitting in front of them, I did what I needed to do to cultivate this weird and unexplainable passion I had for anything horror. Whenever I had the opportunity to tag along to the video store with my folks, I made a habit of »

- Leonel VHS

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10 Horror Movies That Are Basically Just Torture Porn

5 January 2016 12:50 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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“There are films which skate right up to the border where ‘art’ ceases to exist in any form and exploitation begins,” claims Stephen King in Danse Macabre, “and these films are often the genre’s most striking successes.” King cites the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre as one such film, a picture that satisfies his definition of ‘art’ as “any piece of creative work from which the audience receives more than it gives.”

Then there are those ‘other’ horror films, the grubby little movies that exist purely to entertain the viewer with scenes of sadism and suffering. No taste, no conscience and not much craftsmanship either; the filmmakers are opportunists, not artists.

If extreme horror movies exist to portray the dehumanising nature of violence, then the films that fail to address the issue (and likely weren’t interested in making a statement in the first place) fall into a »

- Ian Watson

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