As ideas slowly become more and more (re) used and reworked filmmaking has progressively embraced the meta. In fact, things have become so meta sometimes it’s difficult to tell when one concept ends and the next begins.
Enter the recently announced horror offering featuring…the Foo Fighters?
It’s all true. The Foo Fighters have signed on to an early 2022 project titled Studio 666. The details, and frankly the film’s description, are thin as (no pun intended) hell.
According to the Studio 666 website the 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.”
A clever device to hype their new album? A real(ish) attempt at horror film making? A turn from pop rock to the darker realms of metal?
Once upon a time self made rock and roll zelig Dave Grohl toyed with legitimate metal stalwarts in his metal side project Probot, but it’s unclear if Voi Void, Celtic Frost, and the likes of Mercyful Fate will make a return to this heavy metal freak show.
Brought to you by the same director that gave you a ton of Slayer videos and Hatchet III, this horror party helmed by BJ McDonnell will allegedly be released in theaters on February 21, 2022. Until then, you’ll just have to revel in former Germs guitarist Pat Smear looking awfully spooked!
Stay tuned for more information on this rather quizzical horror project! While you’re waiting for this release check out our recent podcast where we unpacked the best heavy metal horror films of ALL TIME!