Green Room was a favorite of both this writer and The A.V. Club’s Ignatiy Vishnevetsky when we saw it on the festival circuit last year, and now a teaser trailer for the movie has arrived to get everyone else hyped for Jeremy Saulnier’s brutally violent followup to 2013’s Blue Ruin. Thanks to the success of that film, Saulnier had a bigger budget this time around; he spent that money wisely by hiring Patrick Stewart to play Darcy, the leader of a neo-Nazi gang that launches a terrifying assault on struggling punk band The Ain’t Rights after they take a last-minute gig at a secluded music venue/skinhead clubhouse.

Alia Shawkat, Anton Yelchin, Callum Turner, and Joe Coe co-star as the members of The Ain’t Rights, along with Imogen Poots in a scene-stealing turn as Amber, a smart-aleck skinhead who hangs out at the club. You won’t see a lot of them in this trailer, though, which emphasizes the film’s suspense, backwoods setting, and Stewart’s chilling performance. Green Room is set to kick down cinema doors on April 1.

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