By Jay Tilles
Dave Grohl has taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to a whole new level.
With the help of his fellow Foo Fighters and a little movie magic, Grohl takes on the role of Carrie White, from the classic horror movie Carrie based on Stephen King’s first novel.
But before embarking on the cinematic role of a lifetime, Dave Grohl passes the challenge along to Jack Black, John Travolta and appropriately enough, King himself.
The Foos’ three-minute remake finds Grohl playing Sissy Spacek’s prom queen character from the 1976 film, with drummer Taylor Hawkins filling the roll of the prom king in order to reenact the movie’s pivotal scene when a reprehensible prank is pulled on Carrie (Spacek’s character). Gallons of blood are poured over her head in order to embarrass the teenager.
Pat Smear and Nate Mendel assist in the prank, hiding behind the curtain, letting go of the ice bucket just at the right moment.
Grohl’s footage is brilliantly cut together with shots from the original film.