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The Weekend Binge: ‘The Purge’ and Other Movies with Batshit-Insane Premises

Remember the first time you heard about The Purge—a story about a society in which killing has been made legal for one night a year? There was something so sinister and ridiculous about it—just the sheer brazenness of the premise was enough to get you in that seat. Well, in honor of The First Purge recently making more than $100 million at the box office, we wanted to take a look at movies that, just on pure premise alone, lets the viewer know they’re in for an insane ride. Here then is our Weekend Binge of the most batshit-insane premises for movies.