The Purge has left a big dent in the horror genre by establishing itself as an industry standard. Now fans want to experience the same thrilling thrills and fun as they did in Purge, but unfortunately they don’t have the resources to do so. So today we’ve put together a list especially for those who loved Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey’s The Purge and want to see more of those types of movies.
8. Sinister (2012)
Another Ethan Hawke movie that revolves around the idea of multiple murders and their aftermath. Sinister is a classic horror movie, just like The Purge, and it also has a huge fan base. The violence could be seen as more disturbing than graphic, but it’s still quite worthy of being on this list.
7. The Strangers
It is a film that revolves around the premise of a burglary that turned brutal when the family is terrorized by a group of attackers. It’s similar to the first purify film, which also revolved around an attempted burglary at home. It’s an adrenaline-filled, edge-of-the-seat movie that Purge aficionados will enjoy.
6. Escape room
Escape Room was released in 2019 and starred a group of strangers in a setting of rooms full of deadly traps. As the group tries to progress in the game, they die one by one as they navigate each room. The film was not well received at first, but people slowly and steadily began to enjoy it.
In 1997, Cube was the first movie to put forward the idea that was executed in the above mentioned movie, Escape Room. However, it is better to see Cube before entering Escape Room because the creator of Cube excelled at the idea and created something extremely interesting and timeless.
The entire franchise is all about murder, kidnapping, mind games and terror. It is known for the original mastermind behind the death games, Jigsaw, who left a huge legacy before finally dying in the third installment.
3. Happy Day of the Dead
Just take Groundhog Day, or Before I Fall, or Palm Springs, and add the elements of death, betrayal, and fear, and you get Happy Death Day. It implied that the main character realized that she was alive on the day she repeatedly died. It wouldn’t end until she found out who kept killing her and defeated the killer himself. In addition, the viewers not only see the protagonist die several times, but also experience the death of other characters, who die from the actions of the protagonist.
The 2016 film was another masked American slasher brought to us by one of the best horror thriller directors working today, Mike Flanagan. This film is also about an attempted burglary, but now the main character who is broken into is deaf and dumb. It is as ruthless and cruel as it can be.
1. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The name Texas Chainsaw Massacre is embroidered with gold letters in the history books of the best horror/thriller movies. But the 2003 remake is more gruesome, if not more powerful, than the original. It has deservedly earned its place on this list. That creepy soundtrack is like the icing on the cake, like killing a woman and then finding out she was pregnant! 2-for-1! HAHAHA….