STUDIO 666 (2022) Reviews and overview of Foo Fighters horror movie

  

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Studio 666 is a 2022 American horror film about Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters rock band battling supernatural forces in an old mansion.

Directed by BJ McDonnell (Hatchet III) from a screenplay written by Jeff Buhler (The Grudge 2020; Jacob’s Ladder 2019; Pet Sematary 2019; The Prodigy; The Midnight Meat Train) and Rebecca Hughes, based on a story by Dave Grohl. Produced by John Ramsay and James A. Rota.

The movie stars Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Jenna Ortega (X; Scream 2022; The Babysitter: Killer Queen), Jason Trost, Leslie Grossman, Jeff Garlin, Will Forte, Whitney Cummings, Rami Jaffee and Marti Matulis.

Plot:
The legendary rock band Foo Fighters move into an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock and roll history to record their much-anticipated tenth album. Once in the house, Dave Grohl finds himself grappling with supernatural forces that threaten both the completion of the album and the lives of the band…

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Reviews:
Studio 666 works because it knows precisely what it wants to be. Grohl devised the story himself, so the film is starting out as a distinctly Foo-ish project. And because the band has made a number of funny music videos over the years, the members are comfortable with comedy. They’ve chosen a cinematic vehicle that fits perfectly into the band’s vibe.” 4/4 The Aisle Seat

“With special makeup effects by Tony Gardner, McDonnell sprays copious amounts of blood, and a chainsaw death stands out as a highlight […] Above the horror, it is a band movie, and the pacing winds up uneven in the back half. The movie also gets tangled up on endings, with the plot dragging out far too long thanks to multiple endings.” 3/5 Bloody Disgusting

“When you go into a horror-comedy, especially one made for our fun and the love of it, you have to be open to the kind of film you’re going to get. For that, Studio 666 tells you exactly the kind of film it is in the opening scene, a campy supernatural slasher that is all about absurdity and the fun only horror fans can have. And for that, it succeeds and makes a great watch for Foo Fighter fans and fans of B-horror alike.” 7/10 But Why Tho?

” …there’s a grounded reality that makes everything that happens between and to characters that just makes sense in the greater context of the reality before us. One could certainly divine a deeper meaning about the state of rock ‘n roll music, the ways in which fame comes at great cost, and how we all become caricatures of ourselves in pursuit of maintaining the ethereal or we can just go for a blood-soaked ride. Take the ride.” Elements of Madness

” …Studio 666 might just make me a horror-comedy convert. If for nothing else, Studio 666 should be sought out for its originality among a vast smorgasbord of the same old, same old. We’re so focused on letting our legacy final girls get one last swing that, sometimes, we miss out on entirely new horror stories to sink our teeth into. Don’t let this be one of them.” /Film

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