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Berserker (1987)

R | | Horror | July 1987 (USA)
Six young adults in the woods run afoul of a berserker, a viking warrior who dons the fur and snout of a bear, and are slain in turn by him.

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Complete credited cast:
Joseph Alan Johnson ...
Mike
Greg Dawson ...
Josh
Valerie Sheldon ...
Kathy
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Kristi
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Shelly
Rodney Montague ...
Larry
Oscar Rowland ...
Homer
Beverly Rowland ...
Edna
Mike Riley ...
Berserker
John F. Goff ...
Officer Hill (as John Goff)
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Pappy Nyquist
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In the 10th century a viking ship arrives on the North American shore. In present day, somewhere in the woods, a couple of seniors is struck down by a frenzied assailant. The next day, assertive rock music-loving Josh takes his college friends, easy-going Mike, Mike's fun-loving girlfriend Shelly, enthusiastic Kathy, Kathy's unenthusiastic frizzy-haired friend Kristi and bookworm Larry, in his black pickup to a cabin near a creek in the woods where he and his family used to camp. They have fun there until nightfall. Josh becomes nostalgic for the days of his youth he spent there with his folks and unsuccessfully tries to hit on Kristi, Mike and Shelly have fun with each other and Kathy shows subtle interest in Larry. Larry however is more interested in the history of the place, since it's said that vikings from Norway landed in the vicinity 1000 years ago and built the first settlement there. Another story he's curious about is the Nordic myth of the curse of the berserker. Some ...

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It's too late to run. There's no time to scream... Just close your eyes and pray to die. [video cover] See more »

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One of the worst film i have ever seen
27 April 2002 | by (France) – See all my reviews



I have wasted 1,5 hours from my life and 2$ from my wallet. Completely disgusting movie! This is a bad and funny movie because the director tried to make a serious one. In the first 50 minutes, i thought the killer was a bear but at the end of the film, i shocked. Not because of the real killer but the silly of the final.


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