James DeMonaco didn’t expect The Purge to become what it has. The writer and director originally imagined the first movie as a small indie, but with backing from Blumhouse and Universal, we all know how it evolved: four sequels and a TV spin-off. It’s a series DeMonaco thought was coming to an end with The Forever Purge…but even that may change, if producer Jason Blum has his way.

If the fifth film is the end, though, it does have a conclusion both for the story at hand and the franchise at large. DeMonaco didn’t return to direct the grand (possible) finale, but he did act as a producer and write the script. During a recent Zoom call, the Purge creator told us about the rules of the franchise, the biggest question he asks himself and his collaborators, and whether we’ll see franchise favorite Frank Grillo return if the series ever gets resurrected.

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the forever purge review

This weekend, The Forever Purge blazed a bloody path to a theater near you. Just like the films that came before it, this installment of the Purge franchise is pure bloody chaos that ends with America up in flames. Except this time, the Purge sirens are no saving grace — crime continues to run rampant, with the country still ablaze. That’s right, The Purge really is forever.

It was a lot to take in, but we’re here to break down the ending and figure out what this means for the future of The Purge universe. Beware, spoilers lie ahead.

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Jason Blum isn’t done with The Purge. Although The Forever Purge was once billed as the fifth and final installment in the series, the producer isn’t ready to let the hit series go. And based on the ending of the latest installment, there are still more stories to tell.

As for the present, The Forever Purge is one of the bigger stories in the series. It opens the world up more, and this time the story takes place outside of a city landscape and in the state of Texas. Blum considers it the best of the franchise. In the beginning, though, people doubted the first movie would even work, let alone lead to four sequels.

Recently, Blum talked to us about the evolution of The Purge, how he tries to lead at Blumhouse, and why he was understandably more worried about other matters than movie theaters returning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Is The Purge franchise about to purge itself of any possible future installments? Maybe yes and maybe no. According to producer Jason Blum, who recently spoke with /Film, it all depends on franchise creator James DeMonaco, who directed the first three Purge films and has done the screenwriting on all five, including this week’s new theatrical release, The Forever Purge.

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the forever purge release date

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This year, the final Purge movie, The Forever Purge, will arrive and close up the franchise – until they decide to reboot it, that is. For now, though, it’s time to say goodbye to The Purge, a series that started back in 2013.

With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know about The Forever Purge, including the release date, director, cast, plot synopsis, and more.

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the forever purge trailer

The Purge film franchise is coming to an end (for now) with The Forever Purge. This fifth and final entry is set after the Purge has been abolished – but that’s not going to stop a group of people from staging their own Purge. After all, if it did, there wouldn’t be much of a movie. Franchise creator James DeMonaco wrote the script, while Everardo Gout directs. Watch The Forever Purge trailer below.

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the forever purge first look

Once upon a time, The Purge franchise felt like it existed wholly in the realm of fiction. But in the years since the first film has been released, The Purge‘s imagery of American run wild has begun to feel uncomfortably prescient. And in the wake of yesterday’s horrific attack on the US Capitol, anything Purge-related is probably going to come across as extra disturbing. But Blumhouse is invested in the franchise, and they already have a new Purge title in the can – The Forever Purge. The sequel was supposed to hit theaters last year but ended up being delayed due to COVID-19, but now it’s due out this year. And we have the first image and real plot details to go with it.

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into the dark

Hot on the heels of the first teaser trailer for the anticipated horror sequel Halloween Kills, Universal Pictures has shifted the release dates for both that film and its follow-up. In addition, Universal is shuffling around Blumhouse’s upcoming Candyman remake, and The Forever Purge, the next installment of The Purge franchise. Get the latest release date changes to update your depressing calendar below. Read More »

the forever purge release date

Universal has pulled The Forever Purge off its summer calendar altogether. The fifth installment in Universal-Blumhouse Purge series, The Forever Purge was originally dated for July 10 but now has no set date. It’s unclear if the film will go direct to PVOD or if Universal will delay it for a later theatrical release date.

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Treadstone and The Purge Series Canceled

The upcoming season of television is going to be a dreary one for audiences expecting anything more than reality TV and animated programming. Not only has the spread of the coronavirus pandemic halted production on nearly all TV shows, but returning shows are going to struggle getting back to work. Since this uncertain environment has networks and cable channels tightening their belts, we’re starting to see a lot more shows get canceled, and USA has just axed two of their high profile titles: The Purge and Treadstone. Read More »