Last year’s The Purge: Election Year was nothing if not topical, hitting theaters just a few months before the real-life presidential election. Horror movies have a history of not shying away from making political statements, and though The Purge franchise may have a very on-the-nose way of doing that, it’s nevertheless admirable to see a big horror franchise tackling big issues.
Will Universal’s just announced fourth installment in the series, set for release on July 4th, 2018, delve deeper into the politics present in Election Year? We’ll soon find out.
In the meantime, the folks over on YouTube channel Hilarity Ensues just put together their own parody trailer for The Purge 4, which most definitely makes a political statement. In the 40-second faux trailer, a familiar-looking dude with terrible hair is about to exercise his right to Purge when a group of masked maniacs break into the White House and interrupt the party.
Yeah. You know where this is going. Check it out below.