Blumhouse Production’s latest low-budget venture, The Purge, appears to be a sort of synthesis of horror and dystopian science fiction. Two great tastes, right? The futuristic thriller promises to be a grim, bleak time, and this new poster serves as a reminder that you’re on your own and that you’re screwed.
The central premise of The Purge is that in the future, in an attempt to combat skyrocketing crime rates, the American government tries something drastic. For one night every year, all crime is legal. As it turns out, being able to get our ya-yas out like this once every 365 days, consequence free, does the trick, and the world is a much safer place. Unless, that is, you find yourself stuck outside on the night of the annual Purge. Then you’re on your own.