Saw this trailer before Evil Dead. It looked pretty cool. In the near future, the United States has become a utopia. Unemployment rates are at 1%, crime is at an all-time low, the economy is more stable than ever. This is because the U.S. government enacted a program called "The Purge", an annual 12-hour period on March 21 when all criminal activity, including murder, is legal. Emergency services are suspended. Hospitals are closed. Nothing is against the law. "The Purge" was created as a form of national catharsis, a chance for each American citizen to release their pent-up rage in hopes of keeping crime rates low for the rest of the year. The movie centers around a single wealthy family whose house has been fortified to protect them from outsiders during one of these purges. The family, whose two children debate the morality of the purge and the views of their parents, begins the yearly routine of barricading their home before "The Purge" begins. During this hectic period, the son of the family lets a man screaming for help into their home. Now they must protect themselves from masked homicidal psychopaths hunting the man who took refuge in their home.