Studio 666 is an American supernatural horror film directed by BJ McDonnell(Hatchet 3 filmmaker) and produced by John Ramsey with James A Rota. The screenplay is written by Jeff Buhler and Rebecca Hughes whereas the cinematography is done by Michael Dallatorre and Eric Leach. It stars Will Forte, Jenna Ortega, Dave Grohl, and Taylor Hawkins in the main role along with other cast members. The setups shown in the film looks amazing and realistic but the place where the movie sets in isn’t the actual shooting place. So, where was the actual filming took place? Let’s find out today.
Where is Studio 666 movie filmed?
The movie Studio 666 was filmed at the same mansion in Encino, California where David Grohl and his Foo Fighters have recorded their latest album Medicine at Midnight. Grohl announced in a statement that they go through the same place to capture the classic magic that all of their favorite rock n roll movies had but with a twist with help of Tom Ortenberg and Open Road Films.
Director BJ McDonnell shared on twitter that during the pre-production, the film was titled as the Spooky Movie which was eventually changed in post production.
How it started and how it ended. Yep @Studio666Movie was called “Spooky Movie” while in production. This is pre pandemic and then post pandemic filming. See it in theaters feb 25th! #studio666 #director @foofighters #foofighters #horror #film #comedy #blood pic.twitter.com/2qiD4bEHqv— Bjmcdonnell (@Bjmcdonnell1) February 2, 2022
Filming of the movie was planned to finish by early 2020 but the pandemic shutdowns delayed the process while the filming was on the verge of getting done. Then, the production resumed in Los Angeles after several months. Six days of filming were planned to wrap up the film but due to Covid-19 restrictions, those 6 days turned into three weeks but the filming was completed safely. Some part of LA was also featured in another musical comedy Peacock’s Take Note.
Who’s in the cast?
- Dave Grohl
- Jenna Ortega
- Will Forte
- Leslie Grossman
- Whitney Cummings
- Jeff Garlin
- Taylor Hawkins
- Jason Trost as Tech
- Foo Fighters
- Pat Smear as Self
- Rami Jaffee
- Chris Shiflett
- Nate Mendel
- Marti Matulis as The Caretaker
The film follows the struggles faced by Foo Fighters band when they try to record their 10th album at an Encino house. However, the band frontman Dave Grohl is forced to rescue his fellow mates by fighting with the supernatural forces existing in the house.