Forever Purge played in Farnham Programming Space
Sarah Shelton – Features Editor
The lights are off and alarms are blaring. The Purge is beginning.
On Tuesday, April 26. Programs Council, known as ProCon, held a movie night for students. This time the movie was the 2021 film directed by Everardo Gout, “The Forever Purge.”
According to IMDb, the movie is about how “all the rules are broken as a sect of lawless marauders decides that the annual Purge does not stop at daybreak and instead should never end.”
The Universal Pictures YouTube description under the trailer for this movie states it is about Adela and her husband Juan who works as a ranch hand for the Tucker family.
“On the morning after The Purge, a masked gang of killers attacks the Tucker family—including Dylan’s wife (Cassidy Freeman, HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones), and his sister (Leven Rambin, The Hunger Games), forcing both families to band together and fight back as the country spirals into chaos and the United States begins to disintegrate around them,” the description states.
This movie is the fifth movie of The Purge series, the first one titled “The Purge,” which came out in 2013.
This movie night was originally supposed to be outside in the ResLife Quad, but due to weather, it was moved inside to Farnham Programming Space.
Senior nighttime programmer Katie Kost said they decided on the movie through Instagram story polls that students were able to vote on.
Nighttime programmer Ramsley Exantus is the one who created the polls for this specific night, and students were able to vote from six movies.
“I just pick randomly from the movies that are most popular,” Exantus said. “I looked up popular movies right now and decided my six, and the purge became the winner.”
Before the movie started, at 8 p.m. the programmers lined the back table with sodas, wings and pizza for the students to grab and eat while the lights turned off.
Italian major Stefania Forte, a freshman, attended the event with her friend. She said ProCon advertised “The Purge” but she immediately recognized from the first scene it was a different movie in the series.
“We usually try to do a few [movie nights] every semester just because everyone likes movies,” Kost said. “And we always get food going with it and people love the food too.”