Studio 666

I knew that I was going to see Studio 666 as soon as I saw the trailer for the first time. The biggest challenge I could think of was my local theater not getting it since it wasn’t as big of a movie as they usually get. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the poster in the coming soon section at the theater. I knew that I would have to see it as soon as I could mostly because I wouldn’t be sure how long it would be in theaters especially my local one.

The story for Studio 666 was thought up by Dave Grohl. Rebecca Hughes and Jeff Buhler wrote the screenplay based on the story. B.J. McDonell was the director of the movie. While I’ve not seen anything that McDonell has done before I do know that he has a history in horror movies. Everyone worked together to create a fun heavy metal horror movie.

The movie stars the six members of the Foo Fighters. Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, and Rami Jaffee are all a lot more fun than you would expect from rockstars. Whitney Cummings, Leslie Grossman, Will Forte, Jenna Ortega, and Jeff Garlin also star in the movie. Both Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee are really funny as heightened versions of themselves. Grohl and Hawkins also get to have a lot of fun onscreen. All of the band gets moments but those four get the strongest moments. Especially Grohl since he’s the lead character of the movie.

As you would expect with a movie about a band the music is a highlight from the movie. The songs in the movie were written by the Foo Fighters. The theme for the movie was written and performed by John Carpenter and Daniel Davies with Roy Mayorga doing the score for the movie. All of the music in the movie is outstanding. The theme in particular having a major creepy vibe to it. The effects in the movie are great. Tony Gardner was in charge of the practical effects. The CG effects are great and when they’re used in conjunction with the practical effects they’re both on a whole different level.

Studio 666 is a fun movie that brings back the heavy metal horror movie that hasn’t been a thing for some time. The movie might not have performed all that well at the box office but it’s a smaller movie and they don’t always perform all that well. I do hope that more people give it a chance because fans of the genre will enjoy Studio 666. I don’t know how long it will be until it becomes available on VoD. I give Studio 666 8.5 plates of lemon bars out of 10.

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