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‘The First Purge’ Director Gerard McMurray On Adding Real World Elements To The Horror Genre

In telling the story of Universal’s The First Purge, which introduces the inauguration of the day when laws are unenforced and pent-up violence unleashed, director Gerard McMurray found inspiration in pulling from real-life events to underscore the film’s themes of abuse of power and resistance. “Right now we're living in a time where people are waking up and seeing how things really are and are needing to stand up and voice their opinion,” said McMurray, speaking with…

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