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Gerard McMurray Discusses ‘The First Purge’

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The Purge franchise has mostly been met with mixed reviews, but a prequel is on the way as Gerard McMurray directs ‘The First Purge’ which tells the story of America’s first night of chaos.

“Right now we’re living in a time where people are waking up and seeing how things really are and are needing to stand up and voice their opinion,” McMurray said, in an interview with Deadline. “As a filmmaker, showing those images and putting it out there gave me a voice to acknowledge what was going on and bring some awareness and spark dialogue about it.”

The film tackles social issues that are at the forefront of society today.

“We see events that are taking place in this country over the last year. I just tried to use what was going on in the real world and try to bring it into the film. I felt like horror films wrestle with the evils of real life, and that was one of the things I wanted to do with this film. We’re fighting for real injustices [in the film]. I wanted to pay homage [to Black Lives Matter].”

According to the synopsis:

“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 film arrives on July 4th.

Anthony DiMoro is the leader writer and founder of 'Fright Nerd'. DiMoro has written for popular websites such as Forbes and The Huffington Post. DiMoro cites Friday the 13th, A Nightmare On Elm Street and Halloween among his favorite horror movies of all time.

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New Trailer Drops for ‘The Invitation’

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A brand new trailer has officially arrived for director Jessica M. Thompson’s new horror movie ‘The Invitation’, courtesy of Sony’s Screen Gems, which is arrive on August 26th and is being described as “a contemporary horror thriller.”

According to the official synopsis: “After the death of her mother and having no other known relatives, Evie (Nathalie Emmanuel) takes a DNA test…and discovers a long-lost cousin she never knew she had. Invited by her newfound family to a lavish wedding in the English countryside, she’s at first seduced by the sexy aristocrat host but is soon thrust into a nightmare of survival as she uncovers twisted secrets in her family’s history and the unsettling intentions behind their sinful generosity.”

Nathalie Emmanuel (“Game of Thrones”), Thomas Doherty (“Gossip Girl”), Hugh Skinner, Sean Pertwee, Courtney Taylor, Alana Boden, and Stephanie Corneliussen star in the new film.

Check out the new trailer below, courtesy of IGN.

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New Clip Drops for ‘Where the Scary Things Are’

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A brand new clip has dropped for writer and director B.Harrison Smith’s new slasher ‘Where the Scary Things Are’ which is set to arrive on both Digital and on DVD on June 28th, courtesy of Lionsgate.

According to the official synopsis: “The horror begins as Ayla and her high-school friends discover a hideous, semi-human mutant. They keep it prisoner while shooting repulsive viral videos, but the gang’s hunger for “likes” drives them to film the beast performing murderous acts.

“When one boy sees that Ayla is using the monster’s gruesome violence to settle her own vendettas, he threatens to tell the authorities—but is he too late to save his friends?”

Paul Cottman, Michael Cervantes, Peter F. Cote, Quinn Andrew Fickes, Selina Flanscha, Oliver Givens, Emma Lim, Asher Ruppert, and Riley Sullivan star.

Check out the brand new clip below, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting:

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Trailer Arrives for ‘The Most Dangerous Game’ Remake

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Mill Creek Entertainment has dropped a brand new trailer for their take on the 1932 classic thriller ‘The Most Dangerous Game’ as the film is slated to arrive in select theaters and On Demand on August 5th.

Bruce Dern (Nebraska, Freaks, The ‘Burbs), Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club) and Caspar Van Dien (Starship Troopers) with Tom Berenger (Platoon) and Chris “CT” Tamburello (MTV’s “The Challenge”) star in the film.

According to the official rundown: “A father and son are shipwrecked on a remote island where they are caught up in a trophy hunt held by its mysterious owner, a merciless man who uses the land as an elite hunting preserve for stalking the most dangerous game of all: human.”

 

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