A girl is caught between the life that took her brother and her own inability to strike out on her own. In her grief, she finds solace in the dark music of Black Metal and dreams of becoming a rock star.
Turo (25) is trying to overcome his fears by leading the most unknown heavy metal band in Finland, Impaled Rektum, to the hottest metal festival of Norway. The journey includes heavy metal,... See full summary »
A continued examination of the heavy metal subculture focusing on the adaptation and performance of heavy metal in various global communities, and how the increased import of Western cultural forms has impacted new global markets.
Oslo, 1987. 17-year-old Euronymous is determined to escape his traditional upbringing and becomes fixated on creating 'true Norwegian black metal' with his band Mayhem. He mounts shocking publicity stunts to put the band's name on the map, but the lines between show and reality start to blur. Arson, violence and a vicious murder shock the nation that is under siege by these Lords of Chaos.Written by
American actors in the film speak in English throughout and with their American accents. See more »
When Euronymous is introducing Manheim as the drummer in the rehearsal space, Manheim is sitting behind a 5 piece, single bass, blue drum kit. When they being playing, he's sitting behind a 9 piece, double bass, blue and white drum kit. See more »
The US theatrical and DVD releases were cut for an R rating, toning down the gory violence of Dead's suicide, Faust's stabbing and Euronymous' murder.
The unrated 'directors cut' version is only available on Blu-ray in the US. It runs for 118 minutes instead of 116 as per the R-rated version. See more »
What I mean by my title is that I am not too familiar with the real story, and I have seen a lot of reviews on here bashing the movie for not being true to reality. I understand where they are coming from but as someone who knows only surface level stuff about Mayhem, I will review this movie just from a movie perspective, no bias over real events.
So, just by looking a this movie as a film, I enjoyed it quite a bit! I thought that the story was intriguing and sad, and I found myself very engaged with what I was watching. There were three scenes in particular that really stood out and shocked me. I thought they were relatively realistic and very emotional, but what really stood out to me was the performance by Rory Culkin. I think he was absolutely fantastic in this role and I can't wait to see what else he is going to be in in the future.
Overall, it is far from a perfect movie but for what it is it is sad, entertaining, brutal and emotional with a standout performance by Rory.
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