Blue Room is a 2017 American slasher horror film written by Eli Roth & Andrew Alter and directed by Eli Roth starring Danny Huston, Claudia Gerini, Francesca Inaudi, Asia Argento, Ed Westwick, John Boyega, Katie Stevens, Darren Criss, RJ Mitte, Abbey Lee, Shay Mitchell and Arden Cho.
The film is the fourth and final instalment of Roth's unrelated Travel & Punishment quadrilogy that began with his 2002 directorial debut Cabin Fever continued with Hostel I (2005) & II (2007) considered to be one feature and The Green Inferno (2013).
Whilst Cabin Fever was attributed to Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead (1981) & John Boorman's Deliverance (1972), The Hostel films an ode to Juan López Moctezuma's House of Madness (1973) & Alain Robbe-Grillet's Eden and After (1970) and The Green Inferno inspired by Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust (1980) and Umberto Lenzi's Cannibal Ferox (1981). Blue Room is directly inspired by the giallo subgenre and films Geiheimnis des blauen Zimmers by Erich Engels and Dario Argento's 4 mosche di velluto grigio (1971).
The film was released first at South by Southwest film festival on August 23rd, 2017, IFC midnight on August 25th, 2017 and then theatrically on September 3rd, 2017 and IMAX select theatres, grossing past its' budget and receiving mixed reviews.
A group of blackmailing elitist arts students along with their two professors come to Rome to perform in a local production, after they gather at the mansion estate for an afterparty, an estate apparently haunted. However in amongst lies and cons many violent threats present themselves, from dangerous local party-goers to the entity of the mansion's mysterious blue room.
- Danny Huston as Professor Tomas Goldwyn
- Claudia Gerini as Professor Malindre Sayva
- Francesca Inaudi as Mrs. Panero Malava
- Asia Argento as Credence Yulow
- Ed Westwick as Patrick Ottman
- John Boyega as Samford Douglas
- Katie Stevens as Matilda Rosen
- Darren Criss as Andrew Petrucelli
- RJ Mitte as Abraham Edel
- Abbey Lee as Regina Volton
- Shay Mitchell as Ta