Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl says 'no other band stupid enough to do' horror film

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4 Jan 2022, 15:13

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Dave Grohl doesn't do things by halves, and Foo Fighters are working on a horror film.

The singer has talked about making the comedy horror, called 'Studio 666.'

It's due to be released on February 25, 2022, after being acquired by Open Road Films.

The film features the band taking on scary and supernatural forces inside a mansion, which happens to be the actual place where they recorded their tenth studio album, called 'Medicine At Midnight'.

Ghostly residents are causing problems, after a now-deceased band, Dream Window, make life difficult for the band to record and also puts them in jeopardy.

Grohl told MOJO, "There's no other band stupid enough to do this. It's absolutely insane."

He adds, "A couple of scenes, they're so f******* epic, dude. Just when you think we couldn't come up with anything more ridiculous...It really, really will blow your mind".

The film will be directed by BJ McDonnell, and the project promises to be funny as well as scary.

This isn't the first time Foo Fighters have acted, after making us all laugh in their music video appearances.

Grohl also shared a little more about the ghost band, Dream Window. "The singer went nuts" he says, "and murdered his whole band over creative differences."

Studio 666 was previously derailed by the pandemic: "We had filmed most of the movie" explains the Foos frontman.

"All we had to film was basically the few ending scenes. Then months and months went by. We would have meetings to talk about how we could possibly finish this movie with all the new restrictions and compliance.

"'How are we going to f******* pull this off?' So we came up with a plan. And those six days of shooting turning into about three weeks because of all the new regulations that really slow things down.

"We were one of the first productions in Los Angeles back after the Covid thing. We did it safely and we actually pulled it off." 

"We watched that trailer" said Grohl, "and we were like 'Holy s***. I mean, honestly, talk about far beyond anyone's expectations...It's a movie movie. We all were just like, 'Oh my god, let's finish this'".

When the film was first announced, Grohl said, “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. 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 favourite 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 fuck you up."

Director BJ McDonnell said, "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! I am so ecstatic for audiences of film and music to come together and enjoy our film."

The band recently shared the footage from their iconic New York concert for free.