nobody movie_Studio 666 Writers on the Making of the Foo Fighters Horror Movie

That foo fighter released a surprise horror film earlier this year, and while it spent a little time in theaters and was available to watch digitally as a premium home rental (read: $20 or so for a 48-hour rental window), the movie was just coming officially available as a digital sale and standard rental, so more fans can take a look at how Dave Grohl and Company would make their own slasher film. The film’s idea that the Foo Fighters recorded an album in an old mansion only to find it was haunted feels like the kind of wild idea that KISS would have, and lends itself to the same kind of fun, campy movie you’d expect…but the scares and especially the kills are classic slasher through and through.

Written by Jeff Buehler (night flyer, The wounderchild) and Rebecca Hughes (The volcanoTV burst out laughing), the film explores a question no one knew they wanted an answer to: what would grunge legend Dave Grohl look like if he were possessed by a demon? But while that sounds like a very entrepreneurial, very calculated project (especially given the KISS comparisons), it actually came together exactly as one would hope: the band had the location, realized it was spooky, and Grohl thought a horror movie could be funny.

“The band recorded their tenth album in the house, that’s the house in the film,” said Bühler. “So the whole idea of ​​them going into a house to try and make a different sounding album was already real. While they were there, they realized that this weird old mansion was actually kind of creepy, and Dave started taking the idea in his head like, ‘Wow, we could do a horror movie here.’ They had rented it for a year and they were nearing the end of the recording process and he was really warming to the idea of ​​making a proper film. Not sure if it was going to be a video, or a long video, or what? And then he says, ‘I want to do a real horror movie.’”

“He has a lot of friends in the industry, obviously he has a lot of friends everywhere, and he had the bare bones of an idea,” Buhler continued. “And some of the killings seen in the film were dreamed up early on. He has a very good friend, Tony Gardner, who worked on music videos, who dreamed up some of the killings. So they already exchanged ideas and then they needed a writer. So I got this call and immediately thought of Rebecca. Rebecca and I have worked together and separately for years, on and off. She just has a great sense of humor, a super sharp mind….so it seemed like a great combination.”

It didn’t hurt that when Buhler approached them, it turned out that Hughes was more than a little familiar with the band’s work; she had actually met them in person on a number of occasions.

“It was a huge coincidence for me because I was touring with the band as a guest drummer from Eagles of Death Metal, a band that opened for them,” Hughes explained. “My very good friend is Samantha Maloney who is a rock drummer and she was drumming for Eagles of Death Metal back then and the Eagles were invited to open for the Foo Fighters in mid-August and she invited me when she had them So actually got to know the band because I was touring with them in the UK for two weeks just as a guest in the opening band, doing nothing but making some videos and whatever just hanging around know them. And so it was kind of a big coincidence, and I already knew them a little bit and I knew a little bit about their personalities.”

Studio 666 is now available for purchase and rent on digital platforms. The film will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 24th.

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