Five Reasons You’ll Love It - September 18, 2016

Green Room - Five Reasons You’ll Love It
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by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

Green Room - Five Reasons You’ll Love It

If you think you’ve seen the year’s most terrifying movie, think again. Green Room, which is out in cinemas now, is a thriller like no other, brutal, uncompromising and utterly brilliant.

Imogen Poots, Anton Yelchin and Patrick Stewart star in this brutal drama about a punk band, The Ain't Rights, who score a gig at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar located in remote woods, and, while backstage, witness a horrifying attack by a gang of white power skinheads and face a battle for survival when it's clear they're the only witnesses.

It hits DVD shelves on Monday (September 19th), but we caught an early screening and have rounded up five reasons you’ll love it...


It is so gripping…

From beginning to end this is totally gripping and absolutely terrifying, in fact, when the film finally ends, you'll need to take one deep, deep breathe. 


But not for the faint-hearted...

When it becomes clear that skinheads are prepared to do just about anything to dispose of all the members of The Ain't Rights, they deploy some truly horrifying methods, no punches are pulled here, it's some of the most shocking violence you'll see all year. 


Give Jeremy Saulnier a blockbuster now...

He's already made the brilliant Blue Ruin, but the writer and director really outdoes himself here. The script is lean and dark, but with little flashes of humour to occasionally alleviate the tension. He directs beautifully too, keeping you firmly on the edge of your seat. 


Patrick Stewart is a menacing marvel...

He’s better known for his kindly Professor Xavier and for the kind of roles befitting an elder statesman these days, but here he’s a menacing presence as the club’s ruthless owner Darcy Banker and absolutely terrifying.


In the midst of all the horror, there's a great soundtrack...

A mixture of the furious punk rock played by The Ain't Rights and the glacial score from The Brooke Brothers, the same duo who scored Blue Ruin for Saulnier, is a total joy. 


Green Room is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Monday (September 19th) and is available to purchase here in hmv's online store. 

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