Watch: Teaser Trailer for 'The Purge: Anarchy' Definitely Ups the Ante
by Ethan Anderton
February 12, 2014
"No one's gonna help us tonight." Though last summer's horror thriller The Purge put forth a brilliant concept, the idea felt wasted as the story unfolded like almost any other hostage or home invasion thriller. But with The Purge: Anarchy coming this summer, the teaser trailer makes it looks like we're finally going to get the story we want in this universe where one night a year allows for rampant crime that goes unpunished and uninhibited for 12 hours. The clash of the public service announcement with that upbeat opening before the terror sets in is definitely effective, and this seems like a sequel that will deliver. Watch!
Here's the first trailer for James DeMonaco's The Purge: Anarchy from Universal:
And here's the awesome poster for The Purge: Anarchy from IMP Awards:
The Purge: Anarchy is written, directed and produced by James DeMonaco, the filmmaker behind the 2013 thriller The Purge. In this follow-up, a couple (Zach Gilford and Kiele Sanchez) finds themselves stuck in chaos on the streets in the middle of The Purge, the 12-hour period when all crime is legal. Frank Grillo and Michael K. Williams ("The Wire") also star in the film from Paranormal Activity and Insidious producer Jason Blum and Universal Pictures is slated to release the film on June 20th this summer. Excited yet?