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Foo Fighters rock the house and record studio album in haunted mansion


Apparently Foo Fighter don’t just want to rock their fans with their 10 studio album, Medicine To Midnight, they also to roll out the freaks and frights and blood and guts in the style of a classic horror-comedy flick. 

On Friday, the first trailer dropped for the upcoming horror film, Studio 666, which pits Dave Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters in the fight of their lives as they battle monsters and demons in a makeshift recording studio.

Studio 666 is described as a fictional take on the events that occurred when the Foo Fighters recorded their most recent album at a haunted mansion in the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles.              

First taste: Dave Grohl and his band the Foo Fighters star in the first official trailer for their upcoming horror comedy film Studio 666

First taste: Dave Grohl and his band the Foo Fighters star in the first official trailer for their upcoming horror comedy film Studio 666

Off the top, the teaser has the look of a classic music documentary, with the band’s roadies loading gear out of trucks and into the haunted digs.

The band then make the short walk up a steep winding staircase out front of the mansion.

Moments later, we see Grohl strapped with his guitar and headphones, while rocking out some power chords, while drummer Taylor Hawkins keeps the beat with fanatical zeal. 

Rock doc: Off the top, the teaser has the look of a classic music documentary, with the band's roadies loading gear out of trucks and into the haunted digs

Rock doc: Off the top, the teaser has the look of a classic music documentary, with the band’s roadies loading gear out of trucks and into the haunted digs

Preps: Roadies are seen setting up the guitars, amps and recording gear

Preps: Roadies are seen setting up the guitars, amps and recording gear

Making their way: Grohl leads the band up a steep winding road into the mansion

Making their way: Grohl leads the band up a steep winding road into the mansion

Head banging: Moments later, we see Grohl strapped with his guitar and headphones, while rocking out some power chords

Head banging: Moments later, we see Grohl strapped with his guitar and headphones, while rocking out some power chords

Wild pace: Drummer Taylor Hawkins keeps the beat with fanatical zeal

Wild pace: Drummer Taylor Hawkins keeps the beat with fanatical zeal

Ready to rock: With all the music gear seemingly set up in the living of the massive mansion, there are quick shots of the rest of the band:, including guitarist Pat Smear

Ready to rock: With all the music gear seemingly set up in the living of the massive mansion, there are quick shots of the rest of the band:, including guitarist Pat Smear

Ready to roll: Keyboardist Rami Jaffee adds his flavors to the band

Ready to roll: Keyboardist Rami Jaffee adds his flavors to the band

In the groove: Guitarist Chris Shiflett lays down his smooth lead licks

In the groove: Guitarist Chris Shiflett lays down his smooth lead licks

Rhythm section: Bassist Nate Mendel helps drive the bottom end with Hawkins

Rhythm section: Bassist Nate Mendel helps drive the bottom end with Hawkins

With all the guitars, amps, and recording gear seemingly set up in the living of the massive mansion, there are quick shots of the rest of the band: guitarist Pat Smear, keyboardist Rami Jaffee, guitarist Chris Shiflett, and bassist Nate Mendel, all playing hard. 

After the visual introduction of the band, the graphic ‘now recording’ flashes on the screen, which quickly transitions to Grohl sitting behind the recording console adjusting some of the many buttons, including the glaring red ‘record’ button, signaling it’s time to begin recording music.

But then, once an image of an old reel-to-reel machine is shown, the trailer goes from rock and roll doc to ghoulish horror flick.

Ready to record: After the visual introduction of the band, the graphic 'now recording' flashes on the screen, which quickly transitions to Grohl sitting behind the recording console

Ready to record: After the visual introduction of the band, the graphic ‘now recording’ flashes on the screen, which quickly transitions to Grohl sitting behind the recording console

Once an image of an old reel-to-reel machine is shown, the trailer goes from rock and roll doc to ghoulish horror flick with humor

Once an image of an old reel-to-reel machine is shown, the trailer goes from rock and roll doc to ghoulish horror flick with humor

Brown: The frontman flashes his brown eyes

Black: Grohl's eyes turn black, signaling that a demonic spirit has inhabited him.

There’s a closeup of Grohl slowly lifting his head up just as his eyes go from brown to creepy black, signaling that a demonic spirit has inhabited him.

Something's not right: Mendel and Smear sit with their instruments and slowly turn to the back of the living room just as Grohl levitates and floats from the console out a doorway

Something’s not right: Mendel and Smear sit with their instruments and slowly turn to the back of the living room just as Grohl levitates and floats from the console out a doorway

Fight for their lives: The teaser then slips into overdrive, with an array of fast edits showing the band battling supernatural spirits

Fight for their lives: The teaser then slips into overdrive, with an array of fast edits showing the band battling supernatural spirits

Watch out! Mendel can be seen inspecting a dark room with a flashlight

Watch out! Mendel can be seen inspecting a dark room with a flashlight

Wide eyes: Smear gets the freight of his life during the recording

Wide eyes: Smear gets the freight of his life during the recording

Haunted digs: Supernatural spirits appear in the air at the mansion

Haunted digs: Supernatural spirits appear in the air at the mansion

First there’s a closeup of Grohl slowly lifting his head up just as his eyes go from brown to creepy black, signaling that a demonic spirit has inhabited him. 

Sensing the change in atmosphere at the recording session, Mendel and Smear sit with their instruments and slowly turn to the back of the living room just as Grohl levitates and floats from the console out a doorway.

From there, the teaser slips into overdrive, with an array of fast edits showing the band battling supernatural spirits, monsters, and ghosts, all while they try to finish their new album, and live to tell the story in the process.           

On the run: A couple of the band members are confronted by a monster

On the run: A couple of the band members are confronted by a monster

The cast: Along with the band, the film also stars the likes of comedian Whitney Cummings, Jeff Garlin and Will Forte

The cast: Along with the band, the film also stars the likes of comedian Whitney Cummings, Jeff Garlin and Will Forte

Creep fest: An array of ghoulish creatures make their way into the mansion

Creep fest: An array of ghoulish creatures make their way into the mansion

Foo fighters fight: Supernatural demons force the band in a fight for survival as they try to record their album

Foo fighters fight: Supernatural demons force the band in a fight for survival as they try to record their album

Creative force: Grohl conceived the storyline for the upcoming film

Creative force: Grohl conceived the storyline for the upcoming film

Creative team: Jeff Buhler and Rebecca Hughes are credited with writing the screenplay and BJ McDonnell served as the director

Creative team: Jeff Buhler and Rebecca Hughes are credited with writing the screenplay and BJ McDonnell served as the director

Foo Fighters have been known for adding oddball charm and comedy to their music videos since forming back in 1994, following the tragic death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. 

So it makes perfect sense that Grohl, the former drummer for Nirvana, would conceive the storyline for the film. Jeff Buhler and Rebecca Hughes are credited with writing the screenplay and BJ McDonnell served as the director.  

Along with Grohl and the other five members of the Foo Fighters, Studio 666 also stars Jeff Garlin, Will Forte, and Whitney Cummings. 

Studio 666 is scheduled to rock theaters on February 25, 2022.

Horror comedy: Foo Fighters have had a history of using oddball charm and comedy to their music video, so it make perfect sense for them to make their first feature film

Horror comedy: Foo Fighters have had a history of using oddball charm and comedy to their music video, so it make perfect sense for them to make their first feature film

Coming next year: Studio 666 is scheduled to rock theaters on February 25, 2022

Coming next year: Studio 666 is scheduled to rock theaters on February 25, 2022



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