AroView: Rock band Foo Fighters move into an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock’n’roll history to record their 10th album in this horror-comedy that turns out to exceed gimmicky expectations as the funniest music parody this side of Jack Black.
With inventive kills to rival anything in Rob Zombie’s imagination, it boasts a decent script and performances from the whole band (RIP Taylor Hawkins), but it’s Grohl himself who is perfect as a prima donna band leader possessed of a thirst for power and glory. Critics be damned, this movie actually rocks!
“Loud, gory, sometimes silly, sometimes scary, and nearly always constant fun, Studio 666 is tailored to a pretty specific audience but has the potential to break outside of that niche, thanks to its commitment to old-school horror tropes with a hearty side of rock and roll.” ~Liz Shannon Miller, Consequence
“It is all at once a gleefully raucous rock romp and a freaky horror story of possession and gruesome murder.” ~Slashfilm