Lords of Chaos

Lords of Chaos

2018 film directed by Jonas Åkerlund
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Lords of Chaos

Lords of Chaos is a 2018 horror-thriller film directed by Jonas Åkerlund and written by Dennis Magnusson and Åkerlund. Adapted from the 1998 book of the same name, the film is a historical fiction account of the early 1990s Norwegian black metal scene told from the perspective of Mayhem co-founder Euronymous. It stars Rory Culkin as Euronymous, Emory Cohen as Varg Vikernes, Jack Kilmer as Dead, and Sky Ferreira as Ann-Marit.

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  • Kwesi Dickson
  • Danny Gabai
  • Jim Czarnecki
  • Erik Gordon
  • Jack Arbuthnott
  • Kō Mori
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  • Dennis Magnusson
  • Jonas Åkerlund
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Cinematography
Pär M. Ekberg
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Rickard Krantz
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Arrow Films (United Kingdom)
Gunpowder & Sky (United States)
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Release date
  • 23 January 2018 (2018-01-23) (Sundance)
  • 29 March 2019 (2019-03-29) (United Kingdom)
  • 8 February 2019 (2019-02-08) (United States)
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118 minutes
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  • United Kingdom
  • Sweden
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English
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Box office
$342,725

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  • Director Jonas Åkerlund has stated in a 2018 interview that he used little black metal music in the movie in part because "it's kind of painful to listen to black metal music if you're not used to it or don't love it."
  • From 1983 to 1984, director Jonas Åkerlund was a drummer for the Swedish metal band Bathory, which inspired some of the Norwegian Black Metal bands of the 1990's which are focused on in this movie. He stated in a 2018 interview that when Black Metal culture developed in the 90's and become "too serious", he left the music scene and moved on to film-making.
  • 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.
  • Varg Vikernes stated in a 2016 video that Mayhem, Burzum, and Darkthrone all denied this movie rights to their music. However, since then it has transpired that the movie does in fact contain some of Mayhem's songs and (according to an interview with Jonas the director) "the key players" are on board with the film.
  • Based on the life of former Mayhem guitarist Øystein "Euronymous" Aarseth

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