Popular rock band spoofs infamous prom scene from “Carrie” in effort to raise awareness for ALS
The Foo Fighters completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in an epic fashion Tuesday, when lead singer Dave Grohl put on a prom dress and acted out the climactic scene from “Carrie.”
“You have 24 hours,” he added, slipping a tiara onto his head.
Then came the downpour. In the horror flick, Sissy Spacek (and later Chloe Grace Moretz) get drenched in buckets of pig blood. This time, Grohl is treated to an ice water comeuppance.
As TheWrap previously reported, the popularity of these challenges has helped raise both money and awareness to help fight Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
“We have never seen anything like this in the history of the disease,” said Barbara Newhouse, president and chief executive of the ALS Association. “We couldn’t be more thrilled with the level of compassion, generosity and sense of humor that people are exhibiting as they take part in this impactful viral initiative.”
Dozens of Hollywood’s best and brightest already have completed the challenge, including actor-director James Franco and “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt, but few completed with it with as much panache as the Foo Fighters’ front man.