Parents' Guide to

Studio 666

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Rambunctious, gory, hilarious fun with the Foo Fighters.

Movie R 2022 106 minutes
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Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

I belive that the movie is 6 and up because me and my son really enjoyed it and it was (obviously) fake.

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What this rock 'n' roll horror/comedy lacks in skill -- it's no Get Out or Babadook -- it makes up for with an infectious, rambunctious spirit and an ability to mess around close to the edge. Based on a story by Grohl, Studio 666 has a similar attitude to A Hard Day's Night and -- for better or worse -- Spice World, in that it's just here to play some music and have some fun. It takes on its horror elements with the zeal of a kid collecting Fangoria magazines, joining forces with Metallica's Through the Never and Michael Jackson's epic "Thriller" video. (It even has a new main title theme by John Carpenter!) The maniac, over-the-top gore effects have a squidgy digital look, and while the movie holds back in certain aspects -- the "sex" and "drugs" part of the "rock 'n' roll" trinity are virtually non-existent here -- the enthusiasm behind it goes a long way.

What the movie does best is capture a sense of musical creativity, the process of artists coming together and noodling around until something emerges. Unlike the other movies previously mentioned, Studio 666 actually lacks a collection of polished songs (except an end-credits tune "Love Dies Young"); instead, we're treated to behind-the-scenes extended jams that are full of excitement and exploring. Overall, the band seems comfortable on camera, and even though no Oscars are going to be won here, their humorous camaraderie comes through; the movie has some big laughs. Comic actors like Whitney Cummings, Will Forte, and Jeff Garlin turn up to help round things out, too. The movie is probably best viewed on a beat-up VHS tape in the back of a tour bus, but it's recommended any old way you can see it.

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