Foo Fighters Star in Horror Comedy Studio 666
Well, I guess it’s a good day for comedic metal and hard rock-themed horror movies.
Earlier today, we got the trailer for Death to Metal, a flick about a murderous mutant priest who goes around killing godless metalheads.
Now we’re learning that the Foo Fighters have gone ahead and made a horror comedy of their own on the DL, Studio 666. The story, which was conceived by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and written by Jeff Buhler (the 2019 version of Pet Sematary) and Rebecca Hughes, is precisely what you’re thinking:
“In Studio 666, the legendary rock band Foo Fighters move into an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock and roll history to record their much anticipated 10th album. Once in the house, Dave Grohl finds himself grappling with supernatural forces that threaten both the completion of the album and the lives of the band.”
No idea if this is accurate or not, but my first thought was of The Mansion, Rick Rubin’s mansion/recording studio. Bands that have tracked albums there — including Slipknot, System of a Down, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers — have said they believe the property to be haunted.
ANYWAY, the movie was directed by BJ McDonnell (heh heh heh, he said “BJ”), who previously helmed the horror movie Hatchet III, as well as music videos for bands like Slayer and Exodus. Much, much, MUCH, more importantly, he was a camera operator on the 2010 comedy classic, MacGruber. GUYS HE WAS IN THE ROOM WHEN THEY FILMED THIS ICONIC SCENE:
I don’t know that I’ve been so jealous of anyone in my entire life.
But I digress.
Says Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl about Studio 666:
“After decades of ridiculous music videos and numerous music documentaries under our collective belts, it was finally time to take it to the next level… A full length feature horror comedy film.
“Like most things Foo, Studio 666 began with a far fetched idea that blossomed into something bigger than we ever imagined possible. Filmed at the same house where we recorded our latest album “Medicine at Midnight” (told you that place was haunted!) we wanted to recapture the classic magic that all of our favorite rock and roll movies had, but with a twist: hilarious gore that fucking ROCKS. And now, with the help of Tom Ortenberg and the team at Open Road Films we can finally let this cat out of the bag after keeping it our best kept secret for two years. Be ready to laugh, scream, and headbang in your popcorn. Studio 666 will fuck you up.”
“Studio 666 is a perfect combination of all things I love. Rock, horror, and comedy all tied together in a very thrilling motion picture. I am so excited to have teamed up with the Foo Fighters to create an old school ‘Band’ movie. It’s been years since we’ve seen something like the Beatles’ Help!, The Monkees’ Head, or KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park. Take that 60’s / 70’s old school band film fun, mix it with horror and Studio 666 is born! I am so ecstatic for audiences of film and music to come together and enjoy our film.”
Unfortunately, there’s no trailer for Studio 666 yet. But the movie is getting a release in 2,000+ theaters on February 25, so expect to see something soon. In the meantime, you can visit the Studio 666 website to keep up-to-date.