Rock's eternal champions in Foo Fighters have unveiled the full trailer for their highly-anticipated comedic horror epic in Studio 666.
Directed by BJ McDonnell, the film depicts an album recording session with the legendary rock band (with Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, and Rami Jaffee playing themselves). Renting an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock and roll history to record their 10th album, a severe case of writer's block eventually segues into a supernatural infiltration.
“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,” said Dave Grohl previously of the film's release. “Like most things Foo, STUDIO 666 began with a far fetched idea that blossomed into something bigger than we ever imagined possible. Filmed at the same house where we recorded our latest album Medicine at Midnight — told you that place was haunted! — we wanted to recapture the classic magic that all of our favorite rock and roll movies had, but with a twist: hilarious gore that fucking rocks.
And now, with the help of Tom Ortenberg and the team at Open Road Films we can finally let this cat out of the bag after keeping it our best kept secret for two years. Be ready to laugh, scream, and headbang in your popcorn. STUDIO 666 will f*ck you up.”
“STUDIO 666 is a perfect combination of all things I love.” added film director BJ McDonnell. “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 ’60s / ’70s old school band film fun, mix it with horror and STUDIO 666 is born! I am so ecstatic for audiences of film and music to come together and enjoy our film.”
Though the premise of the film may seem less than feasible, the Foos shared that the Encino, CA house where the band recorded their tenth album Medicine After Midnight did in fact feel haunted. In an interview with Mojo, via NME, the band detailed mysterious instances like detuned guitars, missing recorded tracks and "weird open mic noises". The band even went to the lengths of using baby monitors to track the strange phenomena to no avail.
Studio 666 arrives in theaters on February 25th. Watch the full trailer below.