The Purge: Anarchy, like it's predecessor, takes place in a bizarre, violent future America where the government comes up with a radical idea to curb crime and social issues. One night a year, all laws are suspended, the emergency services including police, fire and medical are locked down and people are free to do exactly what they want for a 12-hour period.
The original was a home invasion thriller, but the sequel opens the canvas up a little, following what happens when a young couple (Zach Gilford and Kiele Sanchez) break down outside Los Angeles on the worst night possible. Naturally, things turn very scary for them as masked weirdoes haunt their every turn and the violence begins to ramp up. Enter Frank Grillo's (Zero Dark Thirty) haunted antihero, who had set out during the night of the Purge on a vengeful mission, but ends up being the sort of hero that the ritual's founders don't look kindly upon. In a clear nod to the wealth imbalance in present day America, our protagonists end up at a Purge event for rich folk where street types are hunted down as sport.
Writer/director James DeMonaco is back for this one, working once more under the aegis of Blumhouse Productions.
The Purge: Anarchy is out on 25 July