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Political inspired horror ELECTION NIGHT sees what would happen if THE PURGE was real (NEWS)

ELECTION NIGHT, which became known on the festival circuit as ‘THE BRITISH PURGE’,

won multiple awards during its global festival-run including Best Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Film.

ELECTION NIGHT is a politically-inspired home invasion thriller from director Neil Monaghan. Produced by Ben Pickering (Welcome to Curiosity) and Frazer Brown (Tales from the Quarantine),

ELECTION NIGHT taps into the unease and division that still plagues our country post-Brexit. ‘ABIGAIL’S PARTY meets THE PURGE’ in the normally quiet London suburb of Notting Hill.

The multi-award-winning politically-inspired thriller is making its worldwide debut on the 6th anniversary of the Brexit referendum.

Five Socialist friends have a house party to celebrate the expected win of their female candidate. But a British far-right candidate isn't far behind her in the polls and his supporters are rioting on the streets. When violence erupts across the country, there’s a knock at the door and a plea for help. With one simple action, everyone’s lives will be changed forever.

ELECTION NIGHT features a cast of emerging British talent including Sean Cronin (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION), Julian Seager (VIKINGS: VALHALLA)

and starring Bruce Payne (PASSENGER 57) as the leader of the ‘New Britain Party’, the captivating yet sinister Dominic Drummond.

ELECTION NIGHT is available on UK VOD platforms Sky Store, Virgin Media, Amazon, Rakuten and all MAJOR platforms from Thursday 23 June 2022.


The Britain of ELECTION NIGHT is a society where the public are disillusioned with traditional politicians and the “Establishment”. Many believe in a new optimistic rhetoric from a fictitious firebrand socialist party, the Progressive Social Alliance. Others put their faith in a new populist far-right movement, the New Britain Party, headed by former newspaper baron Dominic Drummond (Bruce Payne).

As the election results pour in, five friends gather to watch the TV coverage. It's a drink-fuelled night that should be a huge celebration of victory. But outside far-right NBP supporters are rioting and claiming a rigged election. Three people desperately seeking shelter from the violence knock on the door as the police lose control.

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