“The Purge”

The Purge meets Creepshow in the new Trailer and Poster released for ‘One Night in October’

The Purge meets Creepshow in the new Trailer and Poster released for ‘One Night in October’

The unimaginable horror stories of ‘ONE NIGHT IN OCTOBER’ drops October 15!

The Purge meets Creepshow in Wild Eye Releasing’s – One Night in October, coming to DVD and Digital October 15.

On a single night in October, three stories interweave as three different groups face unimaginable horror.

Jessica Morgan, Casey Norman, and Rachel Netherton star in a Christopher M.Carter film.

 

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Purge: Election Year (2016)

MOVIE REVIEW: The Purge: Election Year (2016)

By John Roisland


Purge 3, aka The Purge: Election Year, is the third film in the Purge franchise. Released earlier this year (2016), The Purge: Election Year was written and directed by James DeManaco and brings to the screen a very grim look into the brutal possible future of government in America.

The original story line in what has now become a trilogy, starts a few years ago and introduces us to the Purge, where crime is legal 12 hours one day a year. Its purpose is for the American people to cleanse themselves of all anger and hatred by allowing them to hurt or kill anyone or anything on their Purge list. So, for example, if you hate your boss, on Purge night, you're legally allowed to kill him (or her) without consequence. From 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM, all 911 services are closed and no rules apply. You either lock yourself into hiding and pray for the best, or you go on a rampage and hope to survive. In the film, the Purge supposedly has resulted in the crime rate dropping drastically. And the unemployment rate has never been better because of it.

Well a few years later, The Purge: Election Year, coincidentally and perfectly timed out to be during our own American election year, we have two opposing government officials that are both running for office . One is pro Purge and one is obviously opposed of it, and opposed for very personal reasons such as of having had to watch her entire family be murdered in front of her on a Purge a few years prior. I guess you could just say in this political race, its a true fight too the finish . Now the Purge has gotten so popular, that even foreigners are even flying in for vacation on American soil just so they can join in in the Purge.

I, for one, absolutely love the concept of these films. I believe this to be the best of the three, and, in its own way, actually scares the Hell out of me. It's not that I think a Purge could ever really happen but just because of the possibilities of what the future could entail as far as Government rulings. I mean, look at how we in the US are now. Half of America hates the other, half are wanting to kill police officers, we have rioting in the streets, and all it would take is for the Government to declare that one day a year that's a Get Out of Jail Free card. You're actually allowed to do all the above and more without having legally committed a crime. Now of course, like I said, I don't honestly see it happening in my lifetime, and I pray for all my family and friends that something like this never does.


The film, while not a horror story about ghosts, goblins, The Boogeyman, or even Halloween-related, it does provide a dark look at the inner hatred that sits deep in all of us. It shows that you never know who you really can trust in humanity. There doesn't have to be any reason for your actions on Purge night - whether personal or just for the thrill of it, all crime is legal. For those reasons alone, The Purge: Election Year is pretty damn scary.

Even if you weren't a fan of the first two in the series do yourself a favor, give The Purge: Election Year a shot. As far as I can tell they did actually end the series with no huge cliffhangers, and I think they did a pretty good job of it.

If you do get the chance, ask yourself why you're watching it. What would you do? Would you purge?

Keep It Evil...

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Coming Soon: The Purge: Election Year

Coming Soon: The Purge: Election Year

Coming Soon
The Purge: Election Year
(aka The Purge 3)

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By Woofer McWooferson

Writer and Director: James DeMonaco; Stars: Elizabeth Mitchell, Frank Grillo, Mykelti Williamson; Rating: Unk; Run Time: Unk; Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi; Country: USA; Language: English; Year: 2016

The third Purge film from Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures will hit theaters on July 1, 2016, and the new trailer has just been released. Written and directed by James DeMonaco, The Purge: Election Year is set two years after The Purge: Anarchy and finds Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo reprising his role from the second film) now working as security head for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) the only member of her family to survive a purge when she was a child. When Leo and Senator Roan are stranded outside on the night of the annual purge (by someone who takes exception to the senator's run for president), Leo must keep Charlie alive for the 12 hour free for all that is The Purge.

The Purge franchise taps into very basic human urges – revenge, acquisition, and destruction – and has become wildly popular as a result. While the first film, The Purge, focused on one family attempting to survive the night and took place almost entirely inside their fortress-like home, the second film focused on showing The Purge at street level and one man's quest to purge someone from his life. This installment moves back and forth between a breached fortress and street survival.

The Purge

The Purge

All signs point to another fun romp as bullets fly, vehicles crash, and buildings burn, magnifying the action, tension, and horror of the first two films. The Purge: Election Year also stars Joseph Julian Soria (Do You Believe?), Mykelti Williamson (24), and Edwin Hodge (As Above So Below).

The Purge: Anarchy

The Purge: Anarchy

 

Check out the trailer and tell House of Tortured Souls what you think. Are you excited or is this one purge too many?

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HELLEVATOR PREMIERES TONIGHT!

HELLEVATOR PREMIERES TONIGHT!

By John Roisland

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Looking for something to do this evening to warm up your 31 days of horror? Look no further then, because GSN (Game Show Network) has got your back! Just as a friendly reminder – not that any of you would ever forget – Hellevator premiers tonight!!!!

The long awaited, horror-based game show’s day is finally upon us! Hellevator is brought to you by Matador and Blumhouse Productions in association with Lionsgate Television. The show’s executive producer is Jason Blum himself, the man who has brought us such blockbuster hits as Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Sinister, and Insidious.

The show itself will be hosted by everyone’s favorite horror twins, Jen and Sylvia Soska, also known as The Twisted Twins. These young, identical, Canadian twins are taking the world by storm. With their writing, directing, and even acting, these ladies are on the fast track to the top. Having brought you such titles as Dead Hooker in a Trunk, See No Evil 2, Vendetta, and, let us not forget one of my personal favorites, American Mary!

The basis of Hellevator is that several friends are all loaded into an elevator, and each one has to get off on separate floors and accomplish pre-set missions to earn cash. If they do not get back on time, the elevator goes on without them and leaves them alone to deal with your new found hell! If all members make it back in time after completing their assigned mission, they win the loot!

The show is still taking open registrations, so if you think you have what it takes to survive the Hellevator, go to GSN and sign up. WE DID!

There have been other horror-based game shows that bombed after only one or two episodes. This one, I think, really has potential and some pretty strong backings!

So, at 8pm EST, turn on GSN and give it a shot! Then go watch your day 21 in 31 days of horror!

SUPPORT THE HORROR, PEOPLE!

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