Video Interview: Talking to the Director and Cast of The Purge: Anarchy


Last year, Universal Pictures released James DeMonaco’s The Purge, produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, a low-budget thriller taking place in an America where all crime is legal for 12 hours a year. The movie showed how the Purge affected a security expert played by Ethan Hawke, who was trapped in his home with his family.

On July 18th, DeMonaco expands upon the ideas from the hit movie with The Purge: Anarchy, which shows more of the world during the annual Purge, this time through the eyes of a group of people from different backgrounds trying to survive. First, there’s Leo, played by Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), a police sergeant who is out the night of the Purge to get revenge. Carmen Ejogo (Alex Cross) plays Eva Sanchez, a single mother who is forced outside with her daughter by militaristic home invaders. Lastly, there’s Shane and Liz (Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez), a couple who get caught outside just as the Purge starts and their car gets a flat tire. The question is whether they can work together to survive or whether some of them have ulterior motives.

Our brother site,, sat down with director DeMonaco, Grillo, Ejogo and Williams to discuss the film. Click here to watch those interviews and stay tuned for more as we get closer to the film’s release!