One of the first movies that got buzzed about at last month’s Sundance Film Festival, was the indie horror film Green Room. The film is writer/director Jeremy Saulnier’s follow-up to his acclaimed debut Blue Ruin (2014), and as you can see in the just released trailer below, it makes any gig-from-hell story from any musician/friend you may have pale in comparison.

Note – This is a red band trailer. There is not really any outright gore, but just the two closeup shots of blood on some carpeting are enough for the MPAA to slap the more restrictive red band warning on it. That, and the one F-bomb dropped towards the end. Proceed with appropriate caution.

Here is the official synopsis for Green Room from distributor A24 –

GREEN ROOM is a brilliantly crafted and wickedly fun horror-thriller starring Patrick Stewart as a diabolical club owner who squares off against an unsuspecting but resilient young punk band. Down on their luck punk rockers The Ain’t Rights are finishing up a long and unsuccessful tour, and are about to call it quits when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated, run-down club deep in the backwoods of Oregon. What seems merely to be a third-rate gig escalates into something much more sinister when they witness an act of violence backstage that they weren’t meant to see. Now trapped backstage, they must face off against the club’s depraved owner, Darcy Banker (Stewart), a man who will do anything to protect the secrets of his nefarious enterprise. But while Darcy and his henchmen think the band will be easy to get rid of, The Ain’t Rights prove themselves much more cunning and capable than anyone expected, turning the tables on their unsuspecting captors and setting the stage for the ultimate life-or-death showdown.

Green Room opens in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on April 15 before going wide on April 29.



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