Paul Soter is best known for being part of the comedy troupe Broken Lizard, who have made classic films like Super Troopers and Club Dread.
If you can't trust your best friend(s) when the world ends, who can you trust?
In the world of THE PURGE, the annual act is sold as both catharsis and entertainment (as a live Purge feed reveals during a stark opening credits).
Some movies have good premises that get squandered in the execution, but The Purge is the other way around. It takes a bad premise and makes it work, more or less.
The best kind of comedies are based on self-deprecation.
The opening title sequence for The Purge promises a much larger scope than what eventually hits the screen.
If there is one thing the English north has a great deal of, it is space. Space and rocks.
There are few sub-genres of film quite as specific and instantly recognizable as '70s Euro-horror.