Catch ‘Studio 666,’ the Foo Fighters’ New Horror/Comedy Heavy on the Gore (and Laughs) — In Theaters Now

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Rock Cellar Magazine

You may think to yourself, “wait, what? Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters are starring in a horror film?” when confronted with the existence of Studio 666.

But yes, it’s very much a real thing, and it’s in theaters nationwide today. A full-length motion picture starring the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band that pays homage to classic horror movies of yesteryear while also bringing back the concept of the “band movie.”

Think of the Beatles and the Monkees, just with a lot of profanity, sinister undertones, killer BBQ (literally) and heavy use of prosthetics.

Grohl spent a few minutes speaking with Rock Cellar about the movie and its history in a recent feature interview. Given all the extracurricular projects he and his band mates (Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee, all of whom have wild adventures alongside Dave in this movie) have had over the years, it may come as a surprise that “making a horror flick” wasn’t one of their direct ideas:

“Originally, none of us imagined we were going to make a full-length feature film. We thought, in true Foo Fighters fashion, it would just be some low-budget run-and-gun thing, maybe a longform video that would make people laugh, you know. But we made the mistake of hiring the most talented people in town to make the film.”

Linking up with a talented production crew makes Studio 666 shine, the tone hitting a bullseye as far as honoring what came before.

Grohl: “I mean, if you look at the premise of the movie, take the rock and roll out of it. There’s a gateway to hell in the basement. That’s fucking Amityville Horror.

Someone becomes possessed and starts killing everyone? That’s The Exorcist. Everyone’s isolated in this house and someone goes insane? That’s The Shining. So we took a lot of these simple ideas from our favorite films and just kind of stirred them around in the pot and added a little bit of rock and roll.

The thing that sets this one apart from all of those movies is that it’s a rock and roll movie.”

Be warned, Studio 666 may make you think differently about the Foo Fighters — in a good way. It’s enough of a bloodbath to frighten the squeamish, so be aware it may be a bit too intense for some.

But for those willing to brave it, the rewards are plentiful, ridiculous, and highly entertaining.

Visit the movie’s website for more, and catch the film in theaters now.

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