October is the perfect month for horror-thrillers, and Universal will be releasing “The Purge Election Year” just in time for the back-to-school and pre-Halloween crowds. Fans that enjoyed Director and writer James DeMonaco’s latest film, which was the third chapter in the popular franchise, can watch it on Digital HD on September 20, 2016 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand starting on October 4, 2016. Pre-orders for the retail copies are already available on authorized retailers like Amazon, the film is from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

As the government prepares for its annual Purge, the one night a year when all crime is legal, America’s New Founding Fathers are faced with strong opposition from a presidential hopeful and her supporters who wish to abolish the country’s violent tradition. In the new installment it has been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night – the 12 hours of lawlessness. This year, the annual ritual comes at the eve of a heated presidential election with the nation deeply divided between those who are pro- and anti-Purge. As head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), Leo’s mission is to protect her during her controversial and contested run for president. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of Washington, D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.

Collaborating with franchise creator James DeMonaco on THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR are the series’ producers: Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Insidious and Ouija series and The Visit), Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Ouija), and DeMonaco’s longtime production partner, Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers). Starring Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Zero Dark Thirty), Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost,” “Once Upon a Time”) and Mykelti Williamson (Forrest Gump, “Justified”), critics hail THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR is “The best yet. A huge home run!”-Ben Lester, The Stashed.

According to the company, the Blu-ray and DVD version will include deleted scenes, a look “Inside The Purge” where you can discover how Director James DeMonaco found the humanity in this gruesome tale. Fans can also listen to the cast and crew discuss the film’s relevance to today’s culture. The extras also feature interviews with Director James DeMonaco, Producer Jason Blum, and Cast Members Frank Grillo, Mykelti Williamson, and Edwin Hodge. There is also a character spotlight, Leo, where you can go on set with Frank Grillo as he rehearses stunts, reviews choreography, and examines the weapons used by his character. The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet.

The film stars Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell and Mykelti Williamson, and was Executive Produced by Luc Etienne, Jeanette Volturno and Couper Samuelson. Producing credits go to Jason Blum p.g.a., Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller and Sébastien K. Lemercier p.g.a.

THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR was written and directed By James DeMonaco.