Conspiracy theories were always a ripe field for horror movies, and The 27 Club, which is set to open April 23 (also with an immediate video release), is no exception. And as Alternative Press reports, this time around it’s one of the conspiracy theories that has been circling around rock music for a while.
The plot is based on the so-called 27 Club theory, based on the idea that there is something sinister in the fact that rock stars like Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse left this world at the age of 27.
An aspiring rocker and a journalism student try to resolve ‘this mystery’ and as Movieweb puts it, “they find themselves trapped in an evil underworld that takes artists’ souls as payment for eternal fame.”
The movie is directed by Patrick Fogarty, while in one of its key roles is Todd Rundgren, an actual rock star that has been around since the ’60s. Rundgren is quoted saying that, “a lot of friends and family have suggested that I would make good movie villain. I thought, ‘OK, as long as I’m a handsome villain like Dracula or something.’ Turns out my debut is not quite that.”