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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.

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Blumhouse Makes ‘Fantasy Island’ a Nightmare

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Blumhouse is turning a classic television series into a full horror experience, as ‘Fantasy Island’ is set to arrive on February 14th, 2020.

According to the synopsis: “The Enigmatic Mr. Roarke (played by Michael Peña) makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. But when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the guests have to solve the island’s mystery in order to escape with their lives.”

You can check out the official trailer below:

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Leigh Whannell’s ‘The Invisible Man’ Releases Trailer

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Leigh Whannell’s ‘The Invisible Man’ has released a trailer and with it comes a glimpse, or lack thereof, of the monster on the loose.

According to the synopsis: “Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid).”

“But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.“

The movie hits theaters on February 28th, 2020.

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Hurricane Thriller ‘Grand Isle’ Drops Official Trailer

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A brand new trailer has arrived for the hurricane thriller ‘Grand Isle’ starring Nicolas Cage, who is at the top of his game playing a psycho.

According to the synopsis: “Walter (Nicolas Cage) and his neglected wife lure a young man into their Victorian home to escape a hurricane. When the man is charged with murder by Det. Jones (Kelsey Grammar), he must reveal the couple’s wicked secrets to save himself.”

The film arrives in theaters and on demand, via Screen Media Films, on December 6th.

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