Few things in life go together quite like horror movies and rock. Tom Waits was in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Flea appeared in the 1998 Psycho re-do and who could forget what is arguably Kris Kristofferson finest moment as Whistler in the Blade movies. Hell, you could argue that being in a horror movie is a rite of passage for any leading figures of rock.
However, simply making a cameo in some other auteur’s project wasn’t enough for Foo Fighters, who made clear their intentions to create, star in, and release via cinemas their own horror-comedy feature film debut last year. Today, the band have come good on their word, sharing the official, and grizzly, first trailer for Studio 666, out on the big screen Friday, 25th February.
Studio 666 follows closely behind the IRL Foo Fighters members – Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, Rami Jaffee, and Nate Mendel as they set up shop in an Encino, California, mansion to start work on what is set to be a career defining 10th studio album. Before too long, the band realise that the house doesn’t just have stunning natural acoustics – it’s rife with supernatural mischief that threatens not just the lives of the bands, but more importantly – the quality of the new album.
As well as plenty of blood, gore and screams, Studio 666 also contains a hefty dose of laughs, with famed funny people Whitney Cummings and Will Forte among the supporting cast. Grohl took the time to bust open his rolodex too, inviting Lionel Richie, who appears in the trailer making chances for other high-profile cameos fairly high.
Initially from the mind of Grohl, Studio 666 was written by Jeff Buhler and Rebecca Hughes before being directed by BJ McDonnell. So far, there are no dedicated plans for an Australian cinematic release – indeed the film’s official website seems to indicate there won’t be one, but you can bet your rotting soul we’ll be keeping an eye out for updates.