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Purge: Election Year just became the highest grossing film in the franchise

So much for THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR being the final film in the PURGE franchise. That promise always seemed a little premature, but the film just became the highest grossing entry of the series, so I don't see why they wouldn't greenlight a part 4. That's right, ELECTION YEAR just passed $114.2 million in the global box office, as opposed to the original PURGE 's...
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Real Weird: Crime spree blamed on The Purge

Every once in a while, the horror community is forced to collectively groan when someone blames a horror movie for their criminal actions. HALLOWEEN , FRIDAY THE 13TH , CHILD'S PLAY , they've all been scapegoated, and there are those in the media who then ponder if the movies really are to blame, while most horror fans draw a very clear line between real violence and movie...
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06.03.2016
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Survive The Purge at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

The Terror Tram is often one of the highlights of the Halloween Horror Nights experience at Universal Studios Hollywood, and this year the undead walkers have been given the boot in favor of the amoral hijinks of the ever-popular  THE PURGE franchise, which will also be receiving a maze at Universal Studios Orlando. While the Hollywood folks are enjoying a lively tram tour...
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08.17.2015
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Dissecting Actor Ethan Hawke!

ACTOR ETHAN HAWKE! Ethan Hawke is a damn good actor. And you know what? After growing up and honing his craft in mostly heartfelt indies and coming of age rom-coms and the like, take a close look, the Hawke has, in the last decade or so, descended upon the darkest corners that cinema has to offer. Flicks like GATTACA, TRAINING DAY, TAKING LIVES, ASSAULT ON PRECINCT...
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01.20.2015
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The Purge 3 sets 2016 release date

Back in October it was announced that Universal, Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes had begun development on a third installment of THE PURGE franchise. That wasn’t exactly surprising news, though, considering THE PURGE: ANARCHY surpassed the original film’s $91 million worldwide gross and then some. So where does THE PURGE 3 sit now? It looks like they’re eyeing...
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01.08.2015
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James DeMonaco will return for The Purge 3

Get ready for another night of mayhem as Deadline is reporting that after the sequel THE PURGE: ANARCHY surpassed the original film’s $91 million worldwide gross on its way to $110 million, Universal, Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes have begun development on a third installment of the fright film. Not the most surprising news, really, but it’ll be cool to see where these guys...
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10.06.2014
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Face-Off: The Strangers Vs. The Purge

Everyone was in full agreement with the outcome of our last Face-Off , which had Rise of the Planet of the Apes rising over Peter Jackson's King Kong. Victory bananas to us all! Today's Face-Off invades your home by way of THE PURGE: ANARCHY , which opened this past Friday. In honor of that brand new flick, we are throwing the first one of the series into the ring and putting it...
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07.23.2014
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Dissecting Writer/Director James DeMonaco!

WRITER/DIRECTOR JAMES DEMONACO! Mi Amigos! Be real, did you go out and get your anarchistic PURGE on this past weekend? Well if you didn't, perhaps you should, as James DeMonaco's one-year-later-hit-sequel, THE PURGE: ANARCHY, is garnering decent word out mouth, as well as business, with the general consensus agreeing it's a rare sequel that actually eclipses the...
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07.22.2014
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Blumhouse Productions and NBCUniversal sign 10-year production deal

Blumhouse forever! Well, for the next 10 years at least. In the wake of another strong finish for a Blumhouse genre film, THE PURGE: ANARCHY (which brought in more than $28 million at the box office this past weekend), Universal Pictures and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions have made a new 10-year first-look production agreement, according to Deadline. This can only mean...
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07.21.2014
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Jason Blum talks Paranormal Activity 5 and the future of The Purge films

Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions have become synonymous with the horror genre, producing a string of hits over the past several years with many more coming our way soon, including the July 18 release of THE PURGE: ANARCHY. Now Blum has sat down with Total Film to talk the future of THE PURGE franchise as well as revealing that the next film in the successful PARANORMAL ACTIVITY...
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07.07.2014
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Universal Pictures gives release date to three Blumhouse Productions films

Universal Pictures has just bestowed release dates to three films from micro-budget horror machine Blumhouse Productions, although they have not specified which films they'll be. Let the speculation begin. The first film will come out September 25, 2015; the second hits on January 8, 2016; the third on October 21, 2016. We'll have to wait and see which titles are given these...
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06.03.2014
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It's the Booze Talkin': Is Blumhouse keeping horror respectable?

Over the past few years there has been a resurgence of modest budget horror flicks that rely more on subtle scares as opposed to guts and gore. Movies that focus less on the red stuff and more on suspense with a well-placed jump scare or two thrown in for good measure hey, sometimes they work. With the first few PARANORMAL ACTIVITY movies and the INSIDIOUS franchise we have been seeing a...
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04.08.2014
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