The First Purge announcement teaser is the life blood of the nation

What makes America great? This teaser for The First Purge might have the answer…

Originally titled Purge: The IslandThe First Purge is set to take the horror franchise back to the start with a prequel to explain how the Purge all started.

Here’s the synopsis for the film, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting:

To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalised, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.

The film is directed by Gerard McMurray with a screenplay from Purge creator James DeMonaco, and stars Y’Lan Noel, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez, Lex Scott Davis and Marisa Tomei.

The First Purge is in cinemas from 4 July 2018. Get all the latest horror news with every issue of SciFiNow.