This man is at Ethan Hawke’s front door because he wants to kill a man they’ve taken in. It’s all legal. All part of “The Purge”.
Would you be willing to live in a free society where unemployment is low, theft and murder rates are low, and everyone seems happy? This movie premises that it’s all possible if we “purged” society every year by allowing a hard core “wilding” of sorts.
The movie centers around a single wealthy family whose house has been fortified to protect them from outsiders during one of these purges. The family, whose two children debate the morality of the purge and the views of their parents, begins the yearly routine of barricading their home before “The Purge” begins.
During this hectic period, the son of the family lets a man screaming for help into their home. Now they must protect themselves from masked homicidal psychopaths hunting the man who took refuge in their home.
Add to that a “Clockwork Orange” way of shooting the violence, masks, and a well dressed villain, and you’ve got creepy times ten.