Unfortunately missing Halloween by a short way, the Foo Fighters horror comedy film, Studio 666, is set to arrive on Netflix this weekend. In the film, the Foo Fighters face off with demonic forces in a fight for their lives when the rockers try to record their 10th LP at an estate with a grim history.
Studio 666 was directed by B. J. McDonnell from a screenplay by Jeff Buhler and Rebecca Hughes, based on a story by Dave Grohl himself. Grohl stars, alongside his Foo Fighters bandmates Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, Rami Jaffee, and the late Taylor Hawkins. Whitney Cummings, Leslie Grossman, Will Forte, Jenna Ortega, and Jeff Garlin co-star in the ensemble cast. Filming took place in the same house the band recorded their album Medicine at Midnight.
Studio 666 is the first non-documentary to feature the Foo Fighters; the band was previously the subject of the film Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (2011) and the television series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways (2014). The film was released theatrically in the United States on 25th February, 2022. However, it did not receive an international theatrical release. Here in the UK, the only way to watch the film until now has been to purchase it on Blu-ray. Well, the only legitimate way, at least.
Foo Fighters on Studio 666
In an interview with Sky News, Ghrol discussed his reasoning behind Studio 666: “The premise of the movie is really simple and fun. The band is looking for a place to record. We move into this old house, the house turns out to be haunted. I become possessed. I murder the entire band over creative differences and then I go solo. So it’s a lot different than, you know, someone like Lady Gaga making a real, substantial, legitimate movie.”
The Foo Fighters Studio 666 was obviously a passion project for Dave Grohl. Shortly after the film’s release, Taylor Hawkins admitted on several talk show appearances that he refused to bother learning the script and improvised all of his lines. According to the performer, he decided to just say whatever he felt fit in the moment.
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