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The Runestone (1991)

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A Norse runestone is discovered in Western Pennsylvania. The prophecy upon it tells of the Norse great wolf Fenrir (Fenris), and that its release from the stone will bring about Ragnarok --... See full summary »

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Capt. Gregory Fanducci
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Marla Stewart
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Lars Hagstrom
Tim Ryan ...
Sam Stewart
Mitchell Laurance ...
Martin Almquist
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Chief Richardson
Dawan Scott ...
Fenrir
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Jacob
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Sigvaldson, The Clockmaker
Donald Hotton ...
Ask Franag
Erika Schickel ...
Angela
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Lester
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Stoddard
John Hobson ...
Marotta
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A Norse runestone is discovered in Western Pennsylvania. The prophecy upon it tells of the Norse great wolf Fenrir (Fenris), and that its release from the stone will bring about Ragnarok --- the end of the world. Archaeologist Sam Stewart and wife Marla find it has some connection to their friend Martin. A young boy named Jacob is haunted by terrifying nightmares of what is to come, and his family explains these dreams through stories from Norse legend, which says that the only one who can destroy Fenrir is Tyr, the Norse god of war, who is prophesied to return to fight the creature. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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An ancient prophecy is about to become a modern nightmare.


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Lars Hagstrom: [Marla has noticed a Christian icon among his antiquities] A contradiction in my design scheme, I admit. There are no atheists in foxholes. And you are in one now!
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The Teddy Bears' Picnic
Music by John W. Bratton
Lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy
Published by Warner Chappell Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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Norse Mythology unleashes "Pumpkinhead" from a rock ......
1 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Runestone" is a conglomeration of ideas, some good, but mostly bad. The mythological reasoning for a Norse discovering of America, long before Christopher Columbus, is shear genius. It seems that the Norwegians had a monster, closely resembling "Pumpkinhead", that they wished to dispose of. Tricking the beast and entombing him in a gigantic rock, they then set sail for the farthest disposal land they could find, thus stumbling upon America, and dumping their unwanted rock in what is now Pennsylvania. This concludes the good ideas. Once their rock is unearthed in a coal mine, and brought to New York City, we get a standard monster on the loose affair. It is a real shame that an intriguing cast, including William Hickey, Lawrence Tierney, Peter Riegert, and Joan Severance, is so badly wasted here. Another uneasy element is the weak attempt to throw levity into the mix, although there is one "Paul Bartel type" dark comedy moment in an art gallery, that is definitely worth seeing. - MERK


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