THE LAST KNOCK presents: GREEN ROOM (2016)

The Last Knock

We slamdance our way right into Jeremy Saulnier’s feature GREEN ROOM – and provide you with a spoiler free review to boot. That tells you there’s much to talk about beyond what the director has put on screen. After all, GREEN ROOM is one of the year’s most talked about films, of any genre, and its limited release has angered many a moviegoer. However, after our take, you will want to take a vacation out to a theatre in another state to catch the film…

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18 Replies to “THE LAST KNOCK presents: GREEN ROOM (2016)”

  1. It’s reassuring that both of you were dazed like I was when you came out of the theater after seeing GREEN ROOM. I didn’t think that Saulnier could top BLUE RUIN, but he certainly did. Definitely the best film I’ve seen this year so far.

    1. Bill, I’m with you all the way. BLUE RUIN is phenomenal, and GREEN ROOM is a step above. Even with Saulnier’s horror/comedy MURDER PARTY, it’s safe to say he has three feature films that are winners. I can’t imagine what he’ll do next.

  2. GREEN ROOM did get an extension to its theatrical run. I saw it on the “last day” it was showing at my local multiplex, but then it got extended for an additional week. The more raves about it, the longer the run.

    1. It played for 2 weeks at the theater I initially saw it at before they dropped it. Last Friday, it expanded to 2 theaters even closer to me (only 2 showtimes per theater in the evening/night, but methinks they’re trying to appeal to a “midnight movie” crowd).

      But in any case, glad to see that word of mouth seems to be helping…this is a horror flick that doesn’t deserve a pity run.

  3. Y’all had me at hello. To add a little more Texas Pete to the deal, GREEN ROOM must be as fantastic as you dish it just based on the Jonnyexcito-meter combined with the ramped-up Billypunk rock verbage by the two of you.
    After listening to this Knock, I told Amber GREEN ROOM is getting 4-stars from me before the lights go down in the theater. So take that .0002 rating and insert it into your Lemmiwinks GREEN ROOM.
    But as a sidebar, I must confess after suffering through the recent remake of GREEN INFERNO any horror movie with GREEN in the title is highly suspect and potentially guilty by association.

    1. Eli Roth needs to see GREEN ROOM to learn how to make a rock solid and engaging film for horror adults.

      I can’t wait for you and Amber to see it!

      1. Everything Bill said x1000!

        Ron, I’m glad the energy of the show came through – Bill and I had a problem reining in our excitement (which continues into the episode we just recorded, actually)…

        Understood on your trepidation due to the bad experience with the similarly color-coded GREEN INFERNO. I will say this: GREEN ROOM makes any Eli Roth film look like so much rotten pulled pork.

        1. Jon, “so much rotten pulled pork” (excellent verbage) catupulted me back to TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, pick a number. Their treatment of BBQ was an unforgivable affront, an abomination unto the lard… how dare they!
          After your show on GR, I checked our local theaters (we have a ton of them), and GR was playing in only one time slot at most of them. A few theaters had a couple more time slots available but it was still a dismal omen for this movie staying power.
          We will see it before it’s swept away from the theaters.

      2. If she can get me off my duff, we may catch it before it takes flight into DVD oblivion. I think it’s on shakey ground already around these parts.
        I’m certain RaAmbo will appreciate all of the punkery stuff. Unfortunately, I was serviing tickets when punk was king, missing most of that scene.

        1. I just saw THE WITCH on DVD and the first trailer was for the upcoming DVD release of GREEN ROOM this July. Even so, catch it in the theatre if you can. It is really worth it.

          1. Bill, Amber and I saw GREEN ROOM today and yep, you guys nailed it! I’d rate it a solid 4.9, leaving a little room for a more perfect film. This one was really close.

            I can appreciate why some do not consider this one horror. While horrific in quite a few places, it is more suspense or crime than horror, but once again, this depends on your definition of what ‘is’ ‘is, Bill.

            Yes! I jumped from my recliner seat during the one scene y’all slightly spoke of without a spoiler. The special effects were as flawless as I’ve seen and the semi-dark, filter or lighting added to its creepy feel. Amber idn’t like the slow mo scene. She wanted to see some mosh pitting that was happening. I also found it a perfect method to show the point where the rowdy crowd began getting into their music. Their first song was ballsy and as punky as it gets.

            Despite your marvelous reviews of it, I was expecting a sort of (Hostel) GREEN ROOM, regardless, I was very pleasntly surprised. I didn’t see a weak link in this film. Naturally, Amber knew all of the punk references, the authenticity of the club and punk scene, and she loved it.

            You’d think movie-goers would be in line to catch this one, but at a 4:10 showing, Amber and I were the only ones in the theater. I do fear it will be gone from theaters well before its time, sad indeed.

            The ending was perfect.

          2. Like Amber, I also wanted to witness some slam dancing, but the scene resonated for me in short order and I accepted Saulnier’s approach.

            Oddly enough, I’ve had the Dead Kennedys’ “Nazi Punks, Fuck Off!” tune trapped in my head for days now – and one can find me belting it out loud. I have no doubt my neighbors will freak in the morning as I weed the yard and yell the song at the top of my lungs.

          1. Jonny Numb, you’re wise beyond your tender years. Amber and I saw GREEN ROOM today and yep, you guys nailed it! I’d rate it a solid 4.9, leaving a little room for a more perfect film. This one was really close.
            I can appreciate why some do not consider this one horror. While horrific in quite a few places, it is more suspense or crime than horror, but once again, this depends on your definition of what ‘is’ ‘is, Bill.
            Despite your marvelous reviews of it, I was expecting a sort of (Hostel) GREEN ROOM, regardless, I was very pleasntly surprised. I didn’t see a weak link in this film. Naturally, Amber knew all of the punk references and she loved it.
            You’d think movie-goers would be in line to catch this one, but at a 4:10 showing, Amber and I were the only ones in the theater. I do fear it will be gone from theaters well before its time, sad indeed.
            The ending was perfect.

          2. So thrilled you loved the film, my friend. And as I type this, GREEN ROOM is bidding adieu to its theatrical run. I have no doubt if the DVD release was scheduled for the fall, we’d see the film secure a larger theater audience. I’m just happy that you and Amber had a chance to see it on the big screen.

            As for GREEN ROOM being horror, I may actually have an answer in an upcoming post.

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