Musician Dave Grohl has a career in the music industry that has spanned decades.
Now he’s about to try something new. Foo Fighter fans can’t wait to see their new horror comedy film “Studio 666” debut in theaters on February 25.
The Nirvana drummer just happens to be an avid horror movie fan. He came up with the idea for the film, which tells the story of how the band moves into an Encino mansion to record their tenth album. Once they’re inside the house, they face possession and demonic forces trying to stop them from completing their album… and some members of the band may not make it out alive.
In a new interview with Deadline, Grohl said of his latest film: “We’re making a f—ing rock’n’roll movie that has a few dumb scares and it’s going make you f—ing laugh your a– off.”
Dave Grohl Talks The Conception Of ‘Studio 666’
When asked how the band felt about the idea of being killed off one by one, Grohl replied, “Not surprised.”
“The premise of the movie evolved,” he explained. “It didn’t begin with me murdering everyone and going solo. It began as a story of Foo Fighters trying to find somewhere to make a record, winding up in a house that’s possessed by some ungodly demon.”
“Then it just it ballooned into something that we never imagined, which was an actual full-length feature horror film,” he added. “Most everything we do is on a whim and we don’t put too much thought into anything, but the music. We felt comfortable making this film because of the videos we had made before, which had all come from random dreams, ridiculous bus chatter, or backstage riffing.”
Dave Grohl Explains How The John Carpenter Cameo Came About!
Most horror movies fans know that John Carpenter is the horror movie master behind “The Thing” and the “Halloween” franchise. Not only did he make a cameo in the film but he also wrote the theme song!
“This is probably the craziest coincidence or story involved in the whole film,” Grohl explained. “When we started pre-production for the movie, I mentioned it to our lighting designer Dan Hadley. He’s been with us for a million years. Dan went out on tour with John Carpenter, when John went out to perform his music.”
“Dan said, ‘you should call John Carpenter and see if he’ll make a cameo’. I said there’s absolutely no f—ing way that he’ll ever do this,” he continued. “Dan gave me his email so I totally blind cold emailed him and said, ‘hi, my name’s Dave, we have a mutual friend, Dan Hadley. We’re making a horror film, wondering if you’d consider doing cameo’.”
He continued, “Little did I know that John Carpenter’s godson [and The Kinks’ Dave Davies’ son] is Daniel Davies. Daniel is in a band that we took on tour with us 15 years ago [stoner rock band Year Long Disaster]. John Carpenter responds and says, ‘because you treated [Daniel] so well on tour 15 years ago, not only will I make a cameo in your film, but I’ll also write the theme song.’
“It was the most incredible thing. I did not expect it,” he added. “I could not imagine it. It happened and when he sent that song, we all got goosebumps. I mean, it can only be John Carpenter. Some people might hear it and think that just sounds like John Carpenter. It is.”
Will ‘Studio 666’ Be Getting A Sequel?
Without dishing out any spoilers, Grohl believes that it’s possible that there can be a sequel, or even a spin-off with another band.
“You never know,” he said. “Believe me, we’ve talked about every f—ing sequel possibility. Everything from getting the Wu Tang Clan in. I do think that whether it’s Foo Fighters or another band, I hope people will take the ball and run with it from here to bring that that rock and roll movie genre back.”
“Look at all the f—ing remakes that you have to suffer through every year,” he added. “F— that, put the money towards sending Radiohead into a f—ing into a haunted mansion and see what happens. Believe me, people will enjoy it.”
“Studio 666” debuts in theaters on Friday, February 25, 2022. Fans can get a look at a teaser for the film below!