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 Studio 666
review by Bobby Blakey

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Throughout the years there have been numerous films that feature bands as the stars. I am not talking about your standard concert films, but instead pitting the group in various situations across genres including comedy such as The Fat Boys in Disorderlies and superhero action with the infamous KISS Meets The Phantom of the Park. Obviously there have been so many more and much bigger, but I love these cult faves and now Foo Fighters are throwing their hat into the horror genre with Studio 666 co-starring Whitney Cummings, Will Forte, Jenna Ortega, Leslie Grossman and Jeff Garlin. Could this flick hit all the right horror notes or will it be too far out of tune?

Studio 666 follows the legendary rock band Foo Fighters move into an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock and roll history to record their much anticipated 10th 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.

Heading into this movie I expected it to be silly fun, but was concerned to how well the band could carry a film and if it would do the horror genre justice. I am so happy to say that it nails it all around. This is the silly fun it knows it is, but at the same time works well at delivering a gore filled horror flick that might not offer up any scares sure brings the buckets of blood.


Every member of the band got their moment to shine and poke fun at themselves, some more than others and they all looked to be having a blast. Grohl leads the charge and gets the most meat to work with since he is dealing with the depth of the evil, but the rest of the group are all in and bring the fun and pain as well. For non-acting musicians they were great playing themselves and interacting with the supporting cast who were all great as well.


The story is pretty simple and a great use of the band for not only the direction of the film, but to get plenty of music in there. For those gore hounds wondering how far they go, you will not be disappointed. Right out the gate it lets you know that there is blood to come, but they step it up pretty heavily in the second half complete with burning, dismemberment, beheadings and more. There some fun creative kills that will have fans cheering and cringing complete with blood spewing by the gallons.


I had no doubt this would be a fun flick, but loved it so much more than I expected. Big props to the Foo Fighters for going all in and delivering a damn entertaining blood soaked music fest that will no doubt become a cult hit. Decide for yourself and check out Studio 666 in theaters now from Open Road.

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