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Berserker (1987)

R | | Horror | July 1987 (USA)
Six people renting a cabin in the woods of Utah run afoul of a legendary viking warrior who dons the claws and mouth of a bear, with no help in sight.

Director:

Jefferson Richard (as Jef Richard)

Writers:

Jefferson Richard (as Jef Richard), Joseph Kaufman (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joseph Alan Johnson ... Mike
Greg Dawson ... Josh
Valerie Sheldon ... Kathy
Shannon Engemann ... Kristi
Beth Toussaint ... Shelly
Rodney Montague ... Larry
Oscar Rowland ... Homer
Beverly Rowland Beverly Rowland ... Edna
Mike Riley ... Berserker
John F. Goff ... Officer Hill (as John Goff)
George 'Buck' Flower ... Pappy Nyquist
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

A Campfire Legend of Flesh-Eating Terror! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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This movie was shot a month after the script was written. See more »

Alternate Versions

There are two UK versions (all details from BBFC website): 1) Penguin Video Co. Ltd., 2002, Running time 80m 14s. "[C]uts of 1m 4s were required". 2) Hollywood DVD Ltd, 2003. Running time 81m 21s. "This work was passed uncut. See more »

Connections

Spoofs On Golden Pond (1981) See more »

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Take Me Back
Written and Performed by Ted Mather
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"Bearcareful there's wild animals out there"
11 October 2020 | by aassssfdkofbpSee all my reviews

Oh And Ancient Viking warrior's. A bunch of dum kids go camping then a bear comes out and murders them. The warrior also fights the bear. It's funny, stupid, and great.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Berserker: The Nordic Curse See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

American Video Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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