The Purge: Election Year (2016)

The Purge: Election Year(2016)-
The Purge: Election Year (2016)

Duration: 1h 48min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi |  The Purge: Election Year
(2016) on IMDb

Shocker: Medium
Tension: High
Grose: Low
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Violent and thrilling third part of the series. Enjoyable to watch with an interesting new old story. The acting from Frank Grillo (who we also saw in the second part) and Elizabeth Mitchell was good. Both carry the movie, which makes it interesting to watch but the other actors leaves much to be desired. All in all a lively thrilling action movie.


In 2022, The young Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) and her family are tied up in blood by a masked man. The masked man then kills Charlie's entire family, but leaves Charlie alive. 18 years later, Charlie, who is now a senator, was put up for election as President of the United States. She is against the Purges and the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA). Shop owner Joe Dixon (Mykelti Williamson) learns that insurance premiums for his shop have risen so much due to the purge that he can no longer afford them. Therefore, he plans to protect his shop himself during the purge night. Meanwhile, Senator Charlie Roan has persuaded security officer Sergeant Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) to protect her in her own house during the purge, hoping for more votes from ordinary people. Barnes does not see this as the best solution and therefore tightens the security measures enormously by having barricades erected on the property and positioning several Secret Service agents and a SWAT team in front of and in the house. However, they are betrayed in the purge night by the agents stationed in the house. At the same time, Joe defends his shop with his assistant Marcos Dalie (Joseph Julian Soria), which is being attacked by a group of teenagers.

The director of this movie is James DeMonaco, who also worked on The Purge (2013), The Purge: Anarchy (2014) and The First Purge (2018). The Purge: Election Year was nominated a total of 6 times and did not win any of these.

Fun facts

• Have you noticed that this part of the series is the only one where you could not hear the horn that the purge has ended?
• Has anyone of you noticed that the house of the senator is the same house Frank Underwood's in House of Cards?
• Dante Bishop, who is played by Edwin Bishop, is the only character who appeared in all three parts of The Purge series and died in this one.
• Have you noticed that all characters that you can see on the movie poster died?
• The Purge: Election Year had a budget of $10 million and grossed about $118 million worldwide.
• Did you know that this is the only part of the series which does not take place on March 21 or March 22?

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Tags: Horror | Killer | The Purge Series

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