You a fan of The Purge franchise? Personally – I could take it or leave it but- I have to admit that this prequel (of sorts) has got my attention with their first teaser trailer. Playing heavily off the current political climate – it certainly hits home.
The synopsis lays it all out for your vote:
“Behind every tradition lies a revolution. Next Independence Day, witness the rise of our country’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness. Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: The First Purge.
To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.”
Gerard McMurray directs with Y’Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez and Marisa Tomei all attempting to survive the night.
July 4th brings freedom to this one so – do your part – be an American and support The Purge!
Eli Roth has directed a remake of the classic film “Death Wish”.
Release date is set for March 2, 2018.
Bruce Willis stars in the lead role as Dr. Paul Kersey, a bereaved common-man-turned-vigilante. The original “Death Wish” (1974) Paul Kersey character was forged by Charles Bronson. The role became a cultural icon and led to four sequel films.
In this re-imagining of the 1974 film the setting has been moved from NYC to Chicago–makes sense given the out-of-control murder rate in ChiTown today. And Paul Kersey is no longer an architect but E/R physician.
All the elements here for the making of a huge hit. Stay tuned!
This August will see the release of Sinister 2, the follow up to the delightfully creepy, Sinister. One of the best parts of this film is the disturbing music score, produced by Christopher Young, veteran of movie scores such as Hellraiser, The Uninvited, and The Grudge
The film relies a bit too much on startling the viewer with ramping up the music when something jumps out at the camera, but thanks in large part to a fantastically creepy soundtrack, its definitely worth a viewing.
Young builds a framework with the piano to which he adds a variety of machine noises to effectively raise the level of creepiness to eleven. If you’re not into movie soundtracks, this may be one of the rare exceptions that you’ll want to own. If you’re someone who enjoys movie soundtracks, then this is one you need to own.
The soundtrack starts with “Portrait of Mr. Boogie”, referencing the film’s antagonist. The soundtrack maintains its edge with tracks like “Don’t Worry Daddy, I’ll Make You Famous Again” and “Pollack Type Pain” until you get to the big payoff with the deliciously creepy “The Eater of Children”. The title cut, “Sinister” is reminiscent of the Theme from Halloween with its distinctive piano.
Time will tell if this film can be as successful as the first. Perhaps we’ll see the start of a new horror franchise that will dominate the next decade. If it does succeed, it will probably be due in no small part to a chilling soundtrack reminiscent of its predecessor.