Gummo is a 1997 American art film written and directed by Harmony Korine, starring Jacob Reynolds, Nick Sutton, and Jacob Sewell. The film is set in Xenia, Ohio, a small, poor Midwestern American town that had been previously struck by a devastating tornado. The loose narrative follows several main characters who find odd and destructive ways to pass time, interrupted by vignettes depicting other denizens of the town.
The film was Korine's directorial debut. It was filmed in Nashville, Tennessee. Produced on a budget of $1 million, Gummo was not given a large theatrical release and failed to generate large box office revenues. The film generated substantial press for its graphic content and stylized narrative.
Gummo is the soundtrack album to the film of the same name and contains songs that were recorded specifically for the film or were featured in the film. The album is mostly made up of various forms of metal, ranging from black metal to powerviolence to grindcore and sludge metal. The soundtrack also includes a few eccentric selections of music which include industrial metal, power electronics, drum and bass, bluegrass, classical and folk selections, most notably an abridged version of Burzum's ambient piece " Rundgang um die Transzendentale Säule der Singularität".