First Official Trailer for 'The First Purge' Prequel in the Horror Series

April 6, 2018
Source: YouTube

The First Purge Trailer

"Witness how it all began." Universal has unveiled the first official trailer for the next movie in the ongoing Purge horror series, this one titled The First Purge, a new prequel taking us back to the very first "Purge" experiment. "To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community." But, of course, it takes over the nation and eventually it becomes the annual event that the other movies show us. The First Purge stars Y'Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez, and Marisa Tomei. This is technically the fourth Purge movie, but like other horror series, they're going back to tell the origin as a prequel instead of another sequel. Who's still into these? Maybe this could be the best?

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Gerard McMurray's The First Purge, direct from YouTube:

The First Purge Poster

The First Purge Poster

Behind every tradition lies a revolution. Next Independence Day, witness the rise of our country’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness. Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: The First Purge. To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation. The First Purge is directed by filmmaker Gerard McMurray, of the film Burning Sands previously. The screenplay is again written by series creator James DeMonaco. Universal will release The First Purge in theaters everywhere starting on July 4th this summer. Who's in?

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I've never seen any of these Purge movies, mostly because I find it extremely hard to buy the premise....although it worked perfectly well on Rick and Morty....

TheOct8pus on Apr 6, 2018


The idea is impossible to be real, but that's why the movie is fiction and meant to cater towards teenagers looking for dumb fun.

4chan on Apr 6, 2018


Wish I could purge Hollywood from these movies and from these studios

tarek on Apr 6, 2018


Oh, I'm not going to movie theater, but it's a kind of trash I want to see. It must be an European, a specific one, taste for trash that isn't for everyone. As said, I have no illusions about it, but I see interesting premise here. The one that official film industry will never develop in the full sense of possible meaning. And believe me, I support you and tarek with your opinions very much, I wouldn't totally disagree, I see production quality in this. This something very close to be off limits for me too. But then again, we don't have to like all things in films. That's all...

shiboleth on Apr 8, 2018


Well, thank you for your considerate and polite response to that. Not that I expected anything else. As said, I'm on the verge her, but will give a try. As someone said, this is getting too close to provoking one's patience. Mine is not eternal either. Peace. Later ...

shiboleth on Apr 9, 2018


Ah yeah. Milking this series for all its got.

DAVIDPD on Apr 6, 2018


Well, I am the one who is willing to see this. I did see the last three ones so I'm not stranger to this. Of course, those films are not works of art and there's a lot of unnecessary violence, but that's one of the purpose of the whole thing, to show what violence is and how hypocritical people (politicians especially) can get when they talk about it. So, I'm not expecting much but I am willing to watch it with some interest ...

shiboleth on Apr 6, 2018


Uh, yeah right it's not political. And Marisa Tomei....whyyyyyyyyyyyy???? I don't understand how this crap still gets churned out. I keep hoping they bomb, yet it seems like they're cranking them out yearly!!!

THE_RAW_ on Apr 6, 2018


These movies are cheap (previous one cost 11 million) and fare consistently well in terms of box office. They're not big risks, which is why they keep making them. As for Marisa Tomei, it's a quick buck for her.

Seboso on Apr 7, 2018


Makes sense! Thanks for pointing that out.

THE_RAW_ on Apr 9, 2018

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