Berserker (1987 film)

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Directed by Jefferson Richard
Produced by Jules Rivera
Written by Joseph Kaufman
Jefferson Richard
Music by Chuck Francour
Gary Griffin
Cinematography Henning Schellerup
Edited by Marcus Manton
Distributed by Shapiro Entertainment
Release date
  • July 1987 (1987-07)
Running time
80-85 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Berserker (a.k.a. Berserker: The Nordic Curse) is a 1987 horror film in the "slasher film" genre, in which a Viking berserker serves as the killer. It was written and directed by Jefferson Richard.


According to an old Nordic legend, a Berserker was a bloodthirsty warrior who ate human flesh, forbidden a restful death and fated to be reincarnated in their blood kin. A summer camp accidentally stumbles across the Berserker legend when it arises in Rainbow Valley, an area settled by Norwegian immigrants. The camp is abuzz with rumours of a wild bear killing people in the area, including speculation about an old couple who get lost. But is it really a bear?


  • Valerie Sheldonas as Monica
  • Beth Toussaint as Kate
  • Sami Ruben as Allie
  • Joseph Alan Jones as Jerry
  • Mike Riley as the Berserker


Parts of the film were shot at Big Cottonwood Canyon in Utah.[1]




  1. ^ D'Arc, James V. (2010). When Hollywood came to town: a history of moviemaking in Utah (1st ed.). Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. ISBN 9781423605874. 

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