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 discusses his dark thoughts, including his desire to "purge" and unleash his hatred on other people. A psychologist tells Skeletor that he will soon be able to. In 2014, the US Government has been 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 $5000 to stay during the experiment. They also outfit the participants with contact lens cameras so that they can monitor all activity. Drug lord Dmitri tells his dealers that they will be leaving but dealer Capital A decides to stay and purge, while dealer Isaiah is attacked and cut by Skeletor. Isaiah goes to his sister Nya, an anti-Purge activist and Dimitri's ex-girlfriend, for treatment. As people flee Staten Island, 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 Purge murder, 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 joins the Purge to get his revenge on Skeletor. He eventually confronts him during the Purge but cannot shoot him. Isaiah runs off but run into more purgers, before hiding and calling Nya for 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 wounds him and they escape.


Y'lan Noel
Lex Scott Davis
Joivan Wade
Christian Robinson
Capital A
Lauren Vélez
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 $137 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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