Foo Fighters have treated fans to the first clip from their upcoming horror movie, titled Studio 666.
Concertgoers at a Las Vegas Foo Fighters gig last week were the first to be given a look at the footage, which has since been released online.
The teaser video for the comedic horror movie sees the band rocking out before heading into a haunted studio to record an album. Images show what appears to be a possessed Dave Grohl and various spooks and demons.
Grohl and his bandmates – Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee – star in the film alongside Whitney Cummings, Leslie Grossman and Jenna Ortega.
The movie sees Foo Fighters move to a haunted mansion to record an album. There, Grohl “finds himself grappling with supernatural forces that threaten both the completion of the album and the lives of the band.”
“After decades of ridiculous music videos and numerous music documentaries under our collective belts, it was finally time to take it to the next level… A full-length feature horror-comedy film,” Grohl said. “Like most things Foo, STUDIO 666 began with a far fetched idea that blossomed into something bigger than we ever imagined possible.”
Grohl revealed the film was inspired by a studio they once worked in that was rumoured to have been haunted.
“Filmed at the same house where we recorded our latest album Medicine at Midnight (told you that place was haunted!), we wanted to recapture the classic magic that all of our favourite rock and roll movies had, but with a twist: hilarious gore that fucking ROCKS,” he said. “And now, with the help of Tom Ortenberg and the team at Open Road Films we can finally let this cat out of the bag after keeping it our best kept secret for two years. Be ready to laugh, scream, and headbang in your popcorn. STUDIO 666 will fuck you up.”
Studio 666 director BJ McDonnell describes his film as “a perfect combination of all things I love – rock, horror and comedy all tied together in a very thrilling motion picture.”
“I am so excited to have teamed up with the Foo Fighters to create an old school ‘band’ movie,” he said. “It’s been years since we’ve seen something like The Beatles’ Help!, The Monkees’ Head, or KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park. Take that ‘60s/‘70s old school band film fun, mix it with horror and STUDIO 666 is born! I am so ecstatic for audiences of film and music to come together and enjoy our film.”
Studio 666 opens in US cinemas on February 25th of next year. An Irish release has yet to be announced.