Film Review – Green Room (2015)


Green Room  is a Psychological Crime Horror Directed by Blue Ruin Director Jeremy Saulnier and Starring Patrick Stewart (Star Trek), Imogen Poots (Chatroom, Fright Night) and Anton Yelchin (Star treck- Into Darkness, Fright Night).

Following the story of an underground Punk rock band who are struggling to get gigs which leads them to wind up doing a gig at a rough and tough night club. However this gig turns deadly when a member of the band is a witness to a murder which leads the band to be locked in a green room. With only one gun with 5 bullets and ten men on the other side of the door there only hope of escaping is to fight but not every escape ends in survival.

Green Room is a great example of a tense, nail biting movie experience. From start to finish this film had me gripped and not sure how things would pan out for the characters.

It was honestly such a refreshing film to watch and really revived a long dead genre of crime horror. Although personally I would call this more a thriller it certainly had its fair share or horrific moments.

The style of the film was rather unique in many ways there was a green tint throughout the film which really gave it a nightmareish feel and really ampt up the tension. The tone of the film throughout was full of dread anda slight feel of tragedy which again I felt helped build up the tension.

Although this film is not perfect I do think it is a great film. My one main complaint would be that it had moments of awkward humour, obviously trying to break up the sense of dread in the film. For me this just did not work but neither did it impact the film in any major way. Over all I think this is a fantastic film with solid acting from all involved and with nail biting action throughout it is definitely a film I can highly recommend.

Ross Willock | ★★★★ 1/2

Horror, Thriller | USA, 2015| 18 | Altitude Film Distribution | 13th May 2016 (UK) | Dir. Jeremy Saulnier |Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Macon Blair, Callum Turner