Video: First gruesome trailer for The Purge: Election Year

It’s time for another purge, where for 12 hours any crime, including murder is legal. This is the world that The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy and its next instalment The Purge: Election Year inhabit. And it looks equally as terrifying!

The first movies told the story of a new totalitarian government in charge of the US, called “The New Founding Fathers of America” following an economic collapse. Using the 28th amendment of the U.S Constitution the government has established one night a year – called “The Purge”, which occurs on March 21 to 22, in which all crime is legal, and all police, fire and medical emergency services remain unavailable for 12 hours, from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. the next day.

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Expanding upon this explosive universe The Purge: Election Year reveals the next terrifying chapter of 12 hours of anarchy. Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), the front runner in the next Presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge. On the night of what should be the final Purge, a betrayal from within the government forces Barnes and Roan out onto the street where they must fight to survive the night.

Once again returning to collaborate with DeMonaco are the series’ producers: Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal ActivityInsidious and Sinister series), Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Ouija), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13Four Lovers).

The Purge: Election Year will be released in Irish cinemas July 15th.