Interview: The Purge’s Ethan Hawke on Questionable Dads, His Draw to Horror


Ethan Hawke returns to the big screen tomorrow in a new thriller called The Purge. The film marks his second collaboration with Blumhouse Productions following last year’s Sinister. Here, Hawke plays a father who is the head of a home security installation company. When a group of masked killers show up at his door during a nation-wide event, his beliefs and survival skills are put to the test. met with Hawke for a one-on-one interview to chat about the film and his attraction to genre films. He discusses what draws him to genre projects like this one, honestly assesses his previous efforts like Daybreakers and talks about his next film, Predestination. You can check out the interview by clicking here.

The Purge is set in the not-so-distant future where the American government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity Рincluding murder Рis legal. The police can’t be called. Hospitals suspend help. It is one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking.