Billy Owens and the Secret of the Runes
|Billy Owens and the Secret of the Runes|
|Directed by||Mark McNabb|
|Produced by||Kelly Irwin
Scott J. Jones
|Written by||Barry Cowan|
|Music by||Iain Kelso|
|Distributed by||Artistview Entertainment
MTI Home Video
Bill Owens and the Secret of the Runes is a 2010 fantasy film, a sequel to The Mystical Adventures of Billy Owens. The low-budget film was produced as a mockbuster, capitalizing on the success of Harry Potter film series The film follows the adventures of Billy Owens and his friends Mandy and Devin, as they attempt to save the town of Spirit River from the curse of the Norse God Loki.
Billy, joined by his friends Mandy, Devin and Danny, continue their adventure from the previous movie in the series. With the help of their magical professor, Mr. Thurgood, the children are still learning about their new powers. When the carnival comes to town, we learn that Professor Mould has used the children to trap the soul of Mr. Thurgood in a magical amulet. As the legend goes, inserting the amulet into the scepter will result in the unlocking of the magical powers of the scepter, and release the treasure of the god Loki.
Billy and his pals set out on a journey through dark caves and enchanted forests, as they attempt to solve the riddle of the ancient runes, and find the scepter. The whole time, being pursued by Professor Mould and his sidekick, Luke.
- Dalton Mugridge as Billy Owens
- Christopher Fazio as Devin
- Ciara O'Hanlon as Mandy
- Roddy Piper as Mr. Thurgood
- Jordan Goulet as Kurt
- Paul Germs as Professor Mould
Release & Critical Reception
The film received mainly negative reviews. Rotten Tomatoes gave it an aggregate score of 0% based on 15 user review. IMDB rated the titled 4/10 stars. DVD Verdict said of the movie "It's a step up from the first entry (referring to The Mystical Adventures of Billy Owens), but went on to say "It's worse than only 99 percent instead of 99.9 percent of all other films that get distributed". MatchFlick's Mike Thomas gave the movie 0 out of 5 stars, saying of the movie "(it's) an obvious Harry Potter rip-off".
- The Mystical Adventures of Billy Owens
- Roddy Piper at Fandango
- Billy Owens and the Secret of the Runes at MTI Home Video
- Billy Owens and the Secret of the Runes at Rotten Tomatoes
- Billy Owens and the Secret of the Runes on IMDb
- Billy Owens and the Secret of the Runes at DVD Verdict
- Billy Owens and the Secret of the Runes at Matchflick