The First Purge (first trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the new Purge movie, The First Purge, which delves into how it all started. Expect some Trumpian references this time.

Is it just me, or is this an entire urban horror film franchise basically just riffing on the original classic Star Trek episode, Amok Time?

The First Purge (first trailer).
The First Purge (first trailer).

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  • Not ‘Amok Time’ – there’s a world (sorry) of difference between individual male Vulcans in hormonally-induced infrequent rutting frenzy and the calendar-set 12 hours of anything-goes mayhem… even if that date is the vernal equinox.

    I’ve been racking my brains to identify another TOS episode which might serve – unsuccessfully. There are a few possible historical inspirations (various Roman orgiastic festivals, perhaps, or the drug and alcohol inspired Bacchanalias in Greece) but I can’t think of anything that comes close to the cynical government-sanctioned Purge.


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