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#FridayFright - Green Room Review

Hey Ghouls,

Last Friday me and the Mr were invited out to the Electric Cinema in Birmingham City centre to watch Green Room on the opening day. A great day for the release of any kind of horror/thriller as it was Friday 13th! Some clever marketing going down there. We hadn't been to the cinema in so long so was excited to go see a film on the big screen again. The electric is the oldest cinema in the UK and is a great place to go if like us you're not a fan of crowded films full of annoying popcorn chucking teenagers. You can also grab yourself a drink and even get a sofa seat if you upgrade your ticket.


We had already heard about Green Room over at ETC news if you haven't  checked out cheeky Elliot and Eager Ricky's full packed entertainment news it is always a good and informative watch. We caught an interview with the ever humble Patrick Stewart talking about his experiences making a very different film from his usual Sci-fi bread and butter. If someone had told me that Patrick Steward would be playing a Skinhead in a thriller turned horror film I may not have believed you. Being a fan of skinhead culture and the films that have come with it such as This Is England, Romper Stomper and American History X, I wondered what angle this film would take.



The film revolves a young American punk band who are on a tour and stumble upon a gig at a bit of  a dubious place but being strapped for cash and needing money to get to the next venue they take the offer. Things don't go completely to plan and a bad gig turns into a life or death situation. For punk fans there are some extra in jokes and seeing a film around this culture in today's world makes me feel all nostalgic. If you are not a fan of the music it is a window into what the scene can sometimes be like....well at least the gig bits.


The suspense is built up and there are moments where you will find yourself really holding your breath. Putting you right in the Dr Martens of the action you feel like you are the secret member of the band just trying to get away. The violence is very raw and real without being mindless gore but prepare to grit your teeth at some scenes. Do the band make it home? You are going to have to watch it yourself. 



Patrick Steward didn't blow me away but he also didn't seem out of place his deceptively soothing distinctive voice was much at home adding to suspense in some scenes. You also find Alia Shawkat from arrested development (also the new pee wee film) seems born to play the role. If you haven't seen 13 sins yet check that out as the lead Mark Webber makes a shaven head appearance. 



Foxy's Fright club give it a stomping 8/10 

Have you checked it out yet? More importantly who are your desert island band?


23 comments:

  1. I've heard a little about this film but not actually seen it myself as of yet, I am sure I will do one day soon though ;) x

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  2. It sounds like it was interesting although I'm have expected a horror like Friday the 13th would be more appropriate for the day.

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  3. That does sound like an interesting movie. I really liked This is England so maybe I'd like this.

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  4. The Electric sounds like my sort of cinema as I am not a fan of typical mainstream cinemas which keeps me from going to see many films. This movie doesn't really sound like my sort of film but I do love a bit of Patrick Steward x

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  5. This sounds like more my other halfs thing but I haven't been to the cinema in so long so I could compromise!

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  6. I don't think I've heard this film! Anyhow, this one goes on my list to watch! :-)

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  7. I haven't heard about this film, but I love Patrick Stewart, so I will have to check it out.

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  8. Heard so much about this film but I've not watched it yet - it's definitely on my list!

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  9. I am scared of anything horror related but I love Patrick Stewart.

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  10. Sounds like a film my daughter would like but I'm a bit more of a romantic comedy type:-)

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  11. I'm such a wimp when it comes to horror, end up freaked out for days after watching anything scary ha. I do love a Patrick Stewart film though

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  12. I really want to see this movie, I'm glad that it has been getting so many good reviews x

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  13. Ooh I'd not heard of this at all! I love scary/horror movies!!

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  14. Sounds like my sort of film, never heard of it before but I think I will give it a try :)

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  15. I got invited to the one in London but sadly I couldn't go but it does sound like a great thriller.

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  16. Read a couple of interviews + I'm dying to see this movie!

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  17. Sounds interesting, not my kind of film but I will probably end up watching at some point.

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  18. I haven't seen this film yet, but I've seen Patrick Stewart giving interviews and I was really surprised he'd taken the part to be honest! I'm glad the film overall is getting good reveiws as I do fancy seeing it. Oh, and my desert island band..... has to be The Smiths every time :) x

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  19. I haven't seen this but would love it, sounds like just the sort of thing I'd like!

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  20. Thrilling experience! I always love to see this kind of stuff and measure my courage. Looks fun to do with friends!

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  21. This sounds good! The cinema itself sounds great too, I love the kind of non-chain ones where you can get sofas and stuff :)

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  22. I'm surprised I haven't heard more about this film if someone like Patrick Steward is in it.. Looks like something I'd like anyhow and I love the Electric Cinema :)

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  23. I hadn't heard about the film, but it sounds like something my husband and I would like to watch, and any excuse to go to the cinema!

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