Review: The Foo Fighters make a horror movie

For anybody who located the band tensions that reverberate in “The Beatles: Get Back” as well tame, the Foo Fighters have designed a film in which arguments in excess of recording an album lead to a trail of useless bodies — and, no, this isn’t Yoko’s fault, possibly

For anybody who uncovered the band tensions that reverberate in “The Beatles: Get Back” as well tame, the Foo Fighters have produced a movie in which arguments more than recording an album lead to a path of dead bodies — and, no, this is just not Yoko’s fault, possibly.

“Studio 666,” a horror-comedy starring the 6 customers of the Foo Fighters as on their own, is just one of the sillier principles to attain the large screen in a when. That it even exists is component of the joke — maybe even the complete joke. Although Dave Grohl and business had been making their 10th album at a massive, old household in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, they strike on the plan of a bloodier riff on “This Is Spinal Tap” that would parody not just by themselves but any band that is ever sequestered on their own in a colourful locale said to have fantastic sound.

“Like Zeppelin, when Zeppelin went to the castle,” Grohl urges his bandmates in the movie.

“Studio 666,” which opens in theaters Friday, was conceived as a lark, and that’s just how it arrives off. It’s a goof, and you will find a thing to be explained for looking at Grohl and the gang obtaining so a lot fun. In the edition I noticed, you can even catch them laughing at the time or 2 times. The appeal of that can only go so far, of system. This is essentially a respectable “SNL” sketch stretched to practically two hours.

But the Foo Fighters have in their a few a long time proved, if nothing at all else, the boundless prospects of positivity and remaining standard, self-deprecating guys. Letting the good moments roll has produced the Foo Fighters — irrespective of becoming decades eradicated from their most important hits — one of rock’s most significant acts, hall of fame inductees and, now, motion picture stars. If anything, “Studio 666″ is a testament to how bloody likable they are.

Poor vibes are the enemy in “Studio 666” — that, and a demonic force that dwells beneath the household and seizes Grohl, turning his monomaniacal wish for an “epic” album into a fevered, murderous obsession. Referencing Rush, he needs it to be “2112 instances 2112.” He statements to find out a new observe: L Sharp. A hefty metal thrasher stretches past 40 minutes in size.

Users of the band — Taylor Hawkins, Pat Smear, Rami Jaffee, Chris Shiflett, Nate Mendel — are peeled absent a single by one, and director B.J. McDonnell would make guaranteed any dying is comically serious. A number of good friends make cameos — Lionel Richie, Whitney Cummings and Will Forte as a shipping and delivery person with a demo tape who tells the group they are “like my second favorite band immediately after Coldplay.”

It really is uncommon for any musical act to make a film like this right now — documentaries seem the preferred format these days — and rarer even now for it to be a band that’s been all over as very long as the Foo Fighters have. But with any luck , it starts off a new pattern among ’90s functions. Perhaps a hairbrained heist film with Pavement or a science-fiction thriller with Radiohead?

“Studio 666” an Open Street launch, is rated R by the Movement Photo Association of The usa for robust bloody violence and gore, pervasive language, and sexual information. Operating time: 108 minutes. Two stars out of 4.


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