Once a month, Kelly dares Jessica to watch a film surrounding the monthly theme. These challenges are meant to scare, or unsettle, Jessica, and broaden her horror horizons.
January is our first Satanic Sabbatical for Spinsters of Horror, which meant that it was a free month for Let's Scare Jessica to Death! I could choose any type of film I wanted, from any genre, with any kind of subject matter (generally speaking). Green Room (2015) is an intense thriller that I enjoyed immensely, with brilliant acting, and a special surprise with the appearance of Patrick Stewart (I know Jess loves him!). Its punk rock roots, grungy atmosphere, and killer Nazis is a great addition to the ever expanding shitstorm of a year (years??). I had to get her to watch this! It may not be timing appropriate for her, but I will challenge her anyways! Enjoy!
Well, once again this was a film that I built up in my mind to be something that it is not. While the scenario that the band finds themselves in is terrifying -- trapped in a room surrounded by Neo-Nazis and skinheads -- it felt more like a dramatic thriller than a gory horror movie. Which surprised me when I read reviews on this film later on and people mentioned the intense gore of it. I was like - "where was the gore?" I think some of my recent Taboo Terror exploits and some of the choices for last years LSJTD have desensitized me a bit. However, it does depict a horrifying situation because with recent events that we all witnessed in the US, this can, and actually does, happen. That these people and ideologies do exist and are a real threat. I would recommend Green Room as it show that despite what hatred can accomplish it can also be stopped.