“Get ready to bleed, rich bitches! This is our time now!” With The First Purge hitting theatres last weekend and a Purge TV series coming in September, it felt like it was time for Film Junk to finally catch up on The Purge franchise (which, up until now, we have mostly overlooked). We went back and watched the first three films in the original trilogy, tracing the franchise’s unassuming start as a simple home invasion thriller to a series of action films with heavy political undertones. We also do an exhaustive deep dive into the logistics of The Purge and ponder whether such a thing could ever happen in reality. So is this the franchise that allowed Blumhouse to become the genre powerhouse that it is today? What would life be like on the other 364 days of the year? Most importantly, what would each member of the Film Junk crew do on the night of The Purge? Release the beast and download this month’s premium podcast below.
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