Directed by: Jonas Åkerlund
Starring: Rory Culkin (Euronymous), Emory Cohen (Varg), Jack Kilmer (Dead), Valter Skarsgård (Dead), Jonathan Barnwell (Necrobutcher), Anthony De La Torre (Hellhammer), Sky Ferreira (Girlfriend)
Country: UK, Sweden, Norway, Scandinavian Cinema, European Cinema
Genres: Based on a True Story, Self-Harm, Gruesome, Violence Against Animals, Religion
Plot – Spoilers:
Lords of Chaos covers the early Norwegian Black Metal scene, in particular Euronymous, his band Mayhem and his relationship with Varg Vikernes. From being known and feared as a ‘true’ extreme guy, to losing control of the leadership as Varg’s prominence grew, the movie fictionalizes the stories and legends which were anyway based on hearsay. What comes through though, is the confusion and fears in a bunch of kids who’d created something that was too explosive and huge for them to contain or handle by themselves.