New York, NY (November 8, 2021)—Recording at home can be a horror, but Foo Fighters will take that to a new level with the band’s first fictional film, Studio 666. Following the legacy rockers as they attempt to record their most recent album in a haunted mansion, the grisly horror comedy will be released in more than 2,000 theaters on February 25, 2022.
Band leader Dave Grohl noted in the film announcement, “We can finally let this cat out of the bag after keeping it our best-kept secret for two years.”
Mix can attest that it was indeed a hush-hush production, because while writer Matt Hurwitz covered the real-life recording of that album, Medicine at Midnight, in a massive, five-part story that appeared in the July, 2021 issue, no mention of the film was made. There was, however, a brief reference to a space in the mansion used as drum isolation booth—referred to as “the dead room” (Insert raised eyebrow here).
The film will star the entire band—Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee—as well as Whitney Cummings, Leslie Grossman, Will Forte, Jenna Ortega and Jeff Garlin.
Grohl added, “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…. We wanted to recapture the classic magic that all of our favorite rock and roll movies had, but with a twist: hilarious gore that f—— rocks…. Be ready to laugh, scream and headbang in your popcorn.”
Commented director BJ McDonnell, “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.”