Matt Doesn’t Survive THE PURGE: BREAKOUT Experience

Last year's The Purge was a breakout hit.  Audiences enjoyed the tense atmosphere of a family under siege, and the violence that exploded when the situation came to a head.  This year's sequel, The Purge: Anarchy takes the story to the streets as a group of citizens tries to survive the annual "Purge", 12 hours when all crime is legal and all public services have been suspended.  Universal and Blumhouse are doing something very cool to promote the movie by taking The Purge: Breakout Experience across the country.  It's an interactive horror experience that's a lot more fun than your average haunted house, and is definitely something you should do when it's in your city. This weekend only, The Purge: Breakout is in Atlanta, and I got to run through it this afternoon.  Hit the jump to read about my fate, and click here to learn more about The Purge: Breakout. What makes The Purge: Breakout different than your average haunted house is that it's an "Escape the Room" puzzle.  The set-up is that it's thirty minutes before The Purge begins, you and your team have been kidnapped by a maniac, and so you only have thirty minutes to escape before he kills you*.  You and your team must scour his "home" (the experience is set up in giant trailers) to find items and clues that will help you escape before time runs out. Two fellow movie journalists and I went into the experience, and the maximum number of people allowed is six.  ...

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May 30, 2014