So, this episode is titled The Purge: Election Year. HOWEVER, what was supposed to be a discussion about a satire of a weird and horrible political future, one where the government is run by a set of psychopaths, instead became an hour-long bitch-fest about the election.
You get it, right? You understand that horror movies sometimes too closely reflect reality. Trigger warning: some of you might have voted for Donald Trump, but you don’t really believe in safe spaces, so you’ll love this episode of the HorrorBull Podcast.
We understand, too, though. We are a horror movie podcast and not some high-faluting fake news site where rumors and innuendo can get spread like political plague. Still, we had to take a little bit of time to vent. We’ll be back to our normal horror movie shenanigans next week, we promise.
Here is a brief synopsis of The Purge: Election Year:
Years after sparing the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.
The overall consensus was that The Purge: Election Year is totally fine. It’s not great, it’s not bad, and I, personally, think it’s way too close to nonfiction at this point to be just a horror movie. Director James DeMonaco has a pretty great ability for looking into the heart of what makes human beings evil and dredging that out for our entertainment. Frank Grillo is great, as always — and he should still be The Punisher in another world — and the plot turns The Purge on its ear.
Anyway, if this is our last podcast episode, then you know we’ve been taken to Guantanamo. Or somewhere even scarier. See you in our concentration camps — I mean, re-Americanization camps!