The Purge gets terrifyingly political in latest trailer for Election Year

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May 19, 2016, 4:06 PM EDT

It’s amazing to think we’re now three films into The Purge franchise, but the low-budget near-future horror tales have proven to have some surprising staying power. But the scope is about to get a whole lot bigger with Round 3.

The latest trailer for The Purge: Election Year pulls back a bit more of the curtain, as we see Frank Grillo’s Leo Barnes return to try and protect Senator Charlie Roan (Lost’s Elizabeth Mitchell), who is planning to stop the annual murder nights — assuming she can survive the latest one. It’s actually a fairly high-concept pitch for the horror franchise, and if you liked the first two films, this one should definitely be right up your alley.

Here’s the official synopsis:

It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn…or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.

The Purge: Election Year opens July 1.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think:


(Via The Playlist)