Icons Of Fright Review - The Purge


America sucks. I know it, you know it, and most importantly, horror films know it. Some of the best horror films of all time have a strong, underlying subtext that satires whatever current state our nation is in. A major example of this resides in George A. Romero’s “…OF THE DEAD” films, most importantly 1978‘s DAWN OF THE DEAD. Romero’s zombie masterpiece is a not-so subtle stab at consumerism, that stills rings truer than ever today. With recent tragedies in todays events, it seemed like only a matter of time before we’d get a genre film with smarts that includes a relevant bit of social commentary. While not fully satisfying, THE PURGE succeeds in being a conscious high concept thriller first, and a slightly predictable home invasion film second...

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