Oslo, 1987. Determined to escape his traditional upbringing, 17 year-old Euronymous (Rory Culkin) becomes fixated on creating ‘true Norwegian black metal’ with his band Mayhem. As he works to create increasingly shocking publicity stunts to put the band’s name on the map, the lines between show and reality start to blur as his bandmates come to believe the hype. Arson, violence and finally, a vicious murder shock the nation.
Director Jonas Åkerlund
Writer Jonas Åkerlund (Spun, Small Apartments, Horsemen)
Cast Rory Culkin (Hick,Signs), Emory Cohen (Brooklyn, The gambler), Sky Ferreira (Twin Peaks, Elvis & Nixon)
Producers Jack Arbuthnott (Cracks), Jim Czarnecki (Bowling for Columbia), Danny Gabai (The Bad Batch), Enza Sands, Jack Arbuthnott (Mindhorn, Bad Santa), Ko Mori (Man from Reno)
Production Credits Vice Films, Scott Free London, RSA Films, Eleven Arts