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How Filmmaker James DeMonaco Parlayed ‘The Purge’ Franchise Into a Passion Project

After directing three Purge films and writing all five, franchise creator James DeMonaco knew he needed a radical change. So he revisited an older script of his that celebrated his first loves: cinema and Staten Island. And thanks to The Purge franchise’s worldwide gross of $535 million on a $53 million budget overall, DeMonaco had […]

Rapid Round: ‘The Purge: Election Year’ Director on How the Violence at Donald Trump’s Rallies Made Its Way Into His Movie

"I think this is by far, in my lifetime, the strangest campaign or presidential election I've ever seen," James DeMonaco says. "When I was looking back on candidates, I wasn't even able to draw upon anything that even resembled this crazy reality."

‘The Purge: Election Year’: Film Review

Frank Grillo returns as a hardened security expert protecting Elizabeth Mitchell’s presidential candidate in this third installment of the Universal franchise.

‘The Purge 3’ Gets 2016 Release Date

Universal confirms the thriller's release date for the continued dramatization of 12 hours of anarchy

‘The Purge: Anarchy’: What the Critics Are Saying

Writer James DeMonaco directs a new cast led by Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo and Zach Gilford in the sequel to the surprise horror hit.

In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of ‘The Purge: Anarchy,’ ‘Sex Tape’ and More

What THR's critics are saying about the horror sequel and the raunchy Cameron Diaz-Jason Segel comedy, plus Disney sequel "Planes: Fire & Rescue" and Zach Braff dramedy "Wish I Was Here."

‘The Purge: Anarchy’: Film Review

The action takes to the streets in this sequel to last summer's surprise horror hit.