The Purge

The Purge

About The Purge

The Purge is a 2013 American horror-thriller film directed and written by James DeMonaco. The film stars Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey. The film is set in the year 2022, in which the United States has become "a nation reborn", with crime and unemployment rates hitting an all-time low. To keep these rates low, the government has instituted an annual 12-hour time period called "The Purge", during which people can vent their negative emotions because all crime (including murder) is legal and emergency services are suspended.