Studio 666 (2022) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Did you just say no to Dave Grohl?”


BJ McDonnell


1h 46mins




The Foo Fighters, Jeff Garlin, Whitney Cummings

Summary as a Tweet:

Legendary rockers the Foo Fighters stay in a haunted villa to record their 10th album, but with rock and roll being the devils music trouble soon follows.

The Foo Fighters (a real rock and roll band, just in case you hadn’t heard of them) are about to make their 10th studio album but lead singer Dave Grohl needs inspiration. He wants to make an epic album and suggests to his manager that the band should record in an epic or unusual situation. He makes a call and manages to get the Foo Fighters booked in at a location which certainly falls into the unusual category – a murder house, where in the 1990’s a band called Dream Widow also wanted to record an album but instead ended up being killed by each other. The villa is kind of haunted and houses many dark secrets, in particularly a demonic book which allows the resurrection of a demon – but the Foo Fighters don’t know this. After arriving and settling in, lead singer Dave Grohl starts to experience strange and eerie sights and visions, followed up by a string of grisly murders. Can the Foo Fighters hang on to record their epic album?? You’ll have to watch to find out.

The Foo Fighters star are themselves in their funny Scooby-Doo meets “The Evil Dead” horror films. It’s very tongue in cheek and cliché filled with splattering’s of old-school horror and practical effects which might turn some stomachs, or just make you belly laugh. While my wife fell into the first category, I fell into the second category which suggests there is something in this whether you love horror movies or not – we happened to watch this on Halloween night, and she really doesn’t like slasher/horror films, while I grew up watching them and now, they just make me chuckle.

This is meant to be a tribute to some of the band’s favourite horror films, it’s meant to look cheap and like a B-Movie, as such don’t expect Hollywood blockbuster level acting or scenes. The delivery of the acting is some time cringe-worthy but that’s OK, it looked like the band had a lot of fun making this film, and it was expected if you have watched any trailers for this. There are nods to films such as “The Exorcist”, “The Evil Dead”, “Scream”, “An American Werewolf in London”, “Friday the 13th” and of course “Halloween”. On that point, legendary director John Carpenter is one of the handful of cameo appearances in the film, you’ll also see Lionel F-ing Richie, Slayer’s Kerry King, and Stevie Vai’s hand.

Studio 666 is directed by BJ McDonnell with Dave Grohl coming up with the story. Band mate Jeff Buhler worked on the screenplay with Rebecca Hughes. At 1 hour and 46 minutes the film is quite long for what it is, and there are times where not much happens, but I never felt like I was bored throughout. I enjoyed the fun of watching the Foo Fighters parody themselves in this rock and roll Scooby-Doo style B-movie and I’d watch it again. With that in mind this is a decent 6 out of 10 from me.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 6/10


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