Studio 666 is a horror comedy starring the Foo Fighters as they battle an ancient evil that has taken possession of their vocalist, Dave Grohl, while making their tenth album in a haunted mansion. Studio 666 is the newest film to merge genre filmmaking and rock music, with the horror genre a particularly strong match for head-banging adventures of good, evil, and shredding guitar solos. It is directed by BJ McDonnell and is an over-the-top and spectacularly gory hard-rocking horror comedy.
If you enjoyed Studio 666, here are some further films to consider.
1. Deathgasm (2015)
Director- Jason Lei Hoden
Following the removal of his drug-addicted mother, metalhead Brodie is transferred to live with his Christian aunt and uncle and meat-head cousin. Brodie appears to be an outcast until he encounters the intriguing Zakk in a record store. Together with fellow outcasts Dion and Giles, they establish the metal band Deathgasm. Brodie and Zakk, however, discover unusual sheet music known as The Black Hymn when they break into the home of metal singer Rikki Daggers. Deathgasm performs the Black Hymn, which summons the demon Aeloth, who takes control of the town’s inhabitants. It’s now up to Deathgasm and popular girl Medina to battle demons, avert the apocalypse, and save the world.
2. Tenacious D In The Pick of Destiny (2006)
Director- Liam Lynch
This is a mockumentary about rock & roll performers. JB’s main character is played by Jack Black. His ambition is to become a rock star. He forms a band called “Tenacious D” with a guy named KG (played by Kyle Gass). They’re hoping to win the Open Mike Night competition at a nearby club so they can pay their rent. When they look at old posters of rock guitar heroes, they notice that the most famous ones all share one trait: they all use the same guitar pick.
3. Trick or Treat (1986)
Director- Charles Martin Smith
Eddie Weinbauer is a normal All-American adolescent, or was until he fell prey to Rock Music’s wicked spell. Now he’s fascinated with Sammi Curr, his heavy-metal idol, who was died in a hotel fire. Eddie receives the only CD of Curr’s unreleased record, which when played backwards transmits a message of destruction, and as Halloween approaches, Eddie realises that this isn’t just rock ‘n roll… this is life and death, and he must draw the line to stop this mission.
4. Uncle Peckerhead (2020)
Director- Matt Lawrence
Uncle Peckerhead centres on Duh, a small-time punk band about to embark on their maiden tour. In need of a vehicle, the band meets Uncle Peckerhead, a pleasant but mysterious man who offers to be their driver and roadie. The Duh soon discover that when “Peck” strikes midnight, he transforms into a man-eating monster.
5. Work Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
Director- Jake Kasdan
Dewey Cox’s ups and downs, and how his songs would transform a nation. Cox sleeps with 411 women, marries three times, has 36 children, hosts his own 1970s TV show, makes friends with everyone from Elvis to the Beatles to a chimp, and becomes addicted to – and then kicks – every drug known to man; but despite it all, Cox becomes a national icon and eventually earns the love of a good woman – longtime backup singer Darlene.
6. Bubble Ho- Tep (2002)
Director- Don Coscarelli
In Mud Creek, Texas, at the Shady Rest Convalescence Center, a man called Sebastian Half claims to be the real Elvis Presley. He has been living in coma at the home for twenty years since he tripped off the stage. Sebastian explains that he switched places with an Elvis impersonator since he was tired of his fame but their contract that could prove his real identity was accidentally burnt to ashes in a barbecue. When his friend Jack, who is a black man that claims to be President John Kennedy, shows evidence that an ancient Egyptian mummy is sucking the souls of the residents of the nursing home, the skeptical Sebastian sees evidences that show that his friend is correct. Now the two old men plot how to stop the mummy.
7. Help! (1965)
Director- Richard Lester
The sacrifice ring is discovered to be gone by an Eastern sect. Sir Ringo Starr, drummer of The Beatles, has it; it was given to him as a present by the girl (who will be sacrificed). Clang, Ahme, Bhuta, and a group of cult members travel to London in search of the ring. They approach him in an Indian restaurant after multiple failed efforts to grab the ring. Ringo learns that he will be the next sacrifice if he does not return the ring soon. The ring is then discovered to be stuck on Ringo’s finger. It’s a race against the clock as John Lennon, Sir Paul McCartney, and George Harrison attempt to save their pal. They’re being pursued not only by Clang and his henchmen, but also by two insane scientists and Scotland Yard’s Chief Inspector.