The third installment in The Purge franchise takes the carnage to D.C’s doorstep.

2014’s The Purge: Anarchy was one of those rare horror sequels that managed to both improve upon its predecessor and outearn it at the box office, raking in over 100 million dollars on just an 11 million dollar budget.

This time around, Anarchy star Frank Grillo returns as a Secret Service member hoping to bring an end to the grisly annual tradition once and for all in The Purge: Election Year. How does he plan on doing this? Through the blood of patriots, of course.

“It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn…or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.”

Like Netflix’s upcoming season of House of Cards, Election Year has made the smart decision to tie its promotion to the ongoing political firestorm happening in Washington. Even better than its marketing is the trailer itself, which continues to expand on the universe presented in the excellent Anarchy while satisfying the bloodlust of the original’s fans.

The Purge: Election Year hits theaters on July 4th.

Source: Gizmodo

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