The First Purge is a 2018 American action horror film directed by Gerard McMurray.

Official trailers

Universal Pictures on Friday, April 06, 2018 released the trailer:
The First Purge - Official Trailer .

Story intro

A crazed drug addict named Skeletor talks on camera about his dark thoughts, including his desire to "purge" and unleash his hatred on other people. An unknown voice on the other end of the camera tells Skeletor that he will soon be able to. Sometime in the 21st century, turmoil has caused the government to be overthrown by the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA). NFFA members Arlo Sabian and Dr. May Updale announce an experiment to take place on Staten Island where for 12 hours, citizens will be allowed to purge and release their inhibitions in any way they choose. The NFFA offers residents of the Island $5000 to stay in their homes during the experiment and a compensation for those participating as well. They also outfit the participants with tracking devices and contact lenses with cameras in them so that they can monitor all activity. Drug lord Dmitri tells his dealers that they will be leaving but drug dealer Capital A wants to stay and purge. Another young drug dealer, Isaiah, gets into a fight with Skeletor and gets his neck cut. Isaiah goes to his sister Nya, an anti-Purge activist and Dimitri's ex-girlfriend, for treatment, and Nya later confronts Dmitri as she believes that Dmitri is Isaiah's drug lord, which he denies. As people flee Staten Island on the night of the experiment, Nya joins her friends Dolores, Luisa, and Selina in a church to wait out the Purge. Dmitri has stayed behind because Capital A has sent Anna and Elsa, two sex workers, to his office. Skeletor commits the first-ever murder during the Purge, and the video recorded by the NFFA goes viral. The NFFA also observe that more parties than killings are taking place and that crimes are mostly just looting and vandalism, as opposed to the expected murder. Isaiah, unbeknownst to his sister, joins the Purge to get his revenge on Skeletor. He eventually confronts him during the Purge but cannot shoot him. Skeletor chases Isaiah throughout the streets but Isaiah manages to hide and he calls Nya to help. Anna and Elsa are revealed to be Purgers who attempt to kill Dmitri, but Dmitri fights them off and learns that Capital A had sent them in an attempt to take over Dmitri's business. Skeletor captures Nya in the streets and attempts to rape her, but Isaiah stabs him in the back and they escape.


Y'lan Noel
Lex Scott Davis
Joivan Wade
Christian Robinson
Capital A
Lauren Velez
Kristen Solis
Marisa Tomei
Dr. May Updale/The Architect
Cindy Robinson
Purge Announcement Voice
Patch Darragh
Arlo Sabian/Chief of Staff
Maria Rivera
Chyna Layne
Melonie Diaz
Mo McRae
7 & 7
Steve Harris
Rotimi Paul
Kevin Carrigan
General Smiley


Principal photography began in mid September 2017 in Buffalo, New York.

The film The First Purge was scheduled to be released by Universal Pictures on July 4, 2018 (United States).

The duration of the film is 97 minutes. With a budget of $13 million, the film grossed over $136.3 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


The First Purge got average rating from critics. The audience dislikes the film either. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

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