The Purge: Anarchy – formerly The Next Chapter of The Purge and The Zone – is a 2014 American horror-thriller feature film directed and written by James DeMonaco. It is the sequel to the 2013 film The Purge.
The sequel film stars Frank Grillo, Zach Gilford, Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo and Kiele Sanchez. The film’s premise is that for one night of the year all crime is legal.
Returning alongside writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to produce the sequel to 2013’s sleeper hit are Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers franchise), Brad Fuller (The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street) and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th).
“Much of this is the familiar cat and mouse, although the introduction of a class revolutionary, Carmelo (Michael K. Williams in a black beret and beard), indicates that Mr DeMonaco, who wrote the 2005 remake of “Assault on Precinct 13,” has wisely absorbed the lessons of that genre maestro John Carpenter.” The New York Times
“DeManaco rarely scripts a dull moment into the proceedings once the characters make it to the streets, where they often find themselves without a car and with minimal weaponry. Los Angeles is transformed into a bizarre hellhole here—in keeping with the film’s theme of a “nation reborn” through the fires of an unholy ritual, it’s not an overt wasteland of dystopic squalor but rather an unnervingly sleek cityscape.” Oh, the Horror!
“The Purge: Anarchy is a giant, over-the-top cliché, and that’s exactly what makes it so much fun to watch. There are jump-scares galore and enough depravity to keep horror fans entertained until the bloody end. TPA won’t be blowing anyone’s mind or redefining the horror genre, but it’s the perfect summertime thrill ride.” Vile Reviews