Green Room (2015) Poster



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Patrick Stewart said in an interview that when he finished reading the script at his country home in England, it was so terrifying that he locked up his house, turned on the security system and poured himself a Scotch. He then knew that he wanted to play the Darcy Banker role because a character that horrifying would be an incredible challenge and make for a compelling film.
The first song that the band plays at the skinhead club is a cover of the Dead Kennedys song, "Nazi Punks Fuck Off".
Jeremy Saulnier wanted to make this film partly because as his career advanced, he knew he would not be offered the chance to make a film as ultra-violent and bleak as "Green Room" and that no novice filmmaker would be given the chance to direct it either. He felt that after the success of "Blue Ruin" the time was right to take on a film as demanding as "Green Room."
The stance of the machete wielder in the poster references The Clash's "London Calling" album cover with bassist Paul Simonon smashing his bass on stage.
The paintball story Pat (Anton Yelchin) tells is a real experience director Jeremy Saulnier had. Rick Spears is a real person, who did as said in the story.
Anton Yelchin's last feature film to be released before his death, on June 19th, 2016.
During a 2015 Q&A at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX; Jeremy Saulnier confirmed that while his last two films had colors in the titles- Blue Ruin (2013) and Green Room (2016), he wasn't really working with color as a theme. Rather, Saulnier joked, Green Room was part of his "inept protagonist trilogy" wherein the protagonists are in over their heads and trying to survive using skills they don't really have. This theme is present in both Blue Ruin and Murder Party (2007).
While the tracks were recorded separately than when they are seen being played, the actors actually performed their songs. Anton Yelchin and Alia Shawkat already knew how to play their instruments, but according to director Jeremy Saulnier actor Callum Turner had no experience with any sort of music. Joe Cole also learned to play drums specifically for this film.
The scene where a body is dragged by a knife stuck in its head was inspired by a prison documentary director Jeremy Saulnier saw on television, that greatly disturbed him.
The third collaboration between Director Jeremy Saulnier and actor Macon Blair. The pair previously worked together in Blue Ruin (2013) and Murder Party (2007).
Anton Yelchin and Patrick Stewart are both veterans of the Star Trek series. Yelchin played Pavel Chekov while Stewart played Jean-Luc Picard.
Mark Webber who plays the role of Daniel, also plays a punk rock band member in the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010).
Toward the end of the film, the Dragonlance novel "Dragons of Spring Dawning" can be seen in the band's van.
This is the second collaboration between Imogen Poots and Anton Yelchin. Their first movie together was Fright Night (2011).
This is the second movie in which Alia Shawkat plays a rock musician, after The Runaways (2010).
Emily is stabbed in the head (left temple) exactly in the same way Dwight Evans kills Wade Cleland in Blue Ruin (2013). That scene is quite gory, bloody and messy, which makes the comment of the band about Emily possibly not being dead because of the lack of blood somehow funny and a subtle cross reference to the movie.
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Anton Yelchin's final Horror film.
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Jeremy Saulnier, the director, was partly inspired by the film Straw Dogs (1971).
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The first and last word spoken in the film are the same.

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