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 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.
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
Varg Vikernes has claimed that he was portrayed as a "power-hungry lunatic" in this movie, and that this is a deliberate misrepresentation based in part on the cultural misunderstanding of his passion for role-playing games in the 90's. Taking on fantastical personal titles and playing war-games with fictional factions on world atlases has become a normal part of culture now, but was noted as a suspicious form of power-fantasy by police investigators in the 1990's. 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 »
I'm a fan of Jonas Akerlund, so maybe I'm biased. I will say the movie was uneven. The book this movie is based on is one hell of a story and I think, sure, it could have been pulled off in a tighter, more hollywood-style film. But Akerlund has a specific style and he sticks to it and I think it's cool.
Rory Culkin does an okay job with a great role. I don't want to hate on anybody's acting here, because all around it was okay. But someone else could have really shined in the lead role. The real stand-out actor in this film for me was Jack Kilmer, who plays one of the smaller roles, unfortunately.
I enjoyed the movie overall. It's a nice violent movie about dumb kids who like metal and live in Norway in the 90's who do incredibly dumb things.
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