The Purge is another Ethan Hawke driven horror film, produced by Jason Blum who also produced Sinister. Jason Blum is the type of producer who can sell me on a movie if the concept is enticing. His most important credit is arguably producing the Paranormal Activity movies, which I'm not a fan of. However, I loved The Bay which he had a hand in, and I'd consider Sinister one of the best horror movies of this decade so far. Insidious is another homerun on his batting average, which is anchored by a high concept and amazing acting. The Trailer for this new film, shows some interesting concepts at work. In a more crime free future, there is one night a year with out law where people kill with out repercussion. The film has a Funny Games/The Strangers sort of vibe with home invasion appearing to be at the core of the film. I love movies like Escape from New York that depict alternate futures and dystopian solutions to real world problems.
The creepy masks worn by the killers has a Reagan's America squeaky clean sort of vibe, which is always a fun bit of irony for some murderers. I love the look of the movie's future feeling like the present and yet not. Also, Ethan Hawke is a world class actor and based on his performance in Sinister, he has a high bar to reach for horror fans.There are lots of political messages about class struggles, and the nature of crime which I'm looking forward to seeing how this movie handles.