|Directed by||Willard Carroll|
|Produced by||Harry E. Gould Jr.|
Joe Michael Terry
Thomas L. Wilhite
|Written by||Willard Carroll|
|Music by||David Newman|
|Distributed by||LIVE Entertainment|
The Runestone is an American 1991 adventure/horror film, the first film written and directed by Willard Carroll. The film is an updating of the Ragnarok legend, with Fenrir being found in a runestone in Pennsylvania unearthed by archaeologists. The film is based upon the novel by Mark E. Rogers, which was published in a small press limited edition pamphlet.
Deep in a coal mine in Pennsylvania, a strange stone is found with Norse runes. The stone is transported to New York City, where archaeologists investigate the mystery. Death and destruction follow, as one of the archeologists becomes possessed, and begins killing everyone around him. Sam Stewart and wife Marla (Joan Severance) find it has some connection to their friend Martin. A young boy named Jacob (Chris Young) is haunted by terrifying nightmares of what is to come, and his uncle (William Hickey) explains these dreams through stories from Norse legend, which says that the only one who can destroy Fenrir is Týr, the Norse god of single combat, victory and heroic glory, who is prophesied to return to fight the creature. In the nick of time, the mystical Clockmaker (Alexander Godunov), who actually is Týr, one-handed Norse God of combat, begins fighting Fenrir. The film cast includes Peter Riegert as a Pez popping, cussing policeman, and features a cameo by composer David Newman as a police officer named Strange.
- Peter Riegert as Capt. Gregory Fanducci
- Joan Severance as Marla Stewart
- William Hickey as Lars Hagstrom
- Tim Ryan as Sam Stewart
- Mitchell Laurance as Martin Almquist
- Lawrence Tierney as Chief Richardson
- Dawan Scott as Fenrir
- Chris Young as Jacob
- Alexander Godunov as Sigvaldson, The Clockmaker
- Donald Hotton as Ask Franag
- Arthur Malet as Stoddard
In March, 2010, Perseverance Records released the soundtrack album with music by David Newman which its score was a reminiscent of the 50s B-movie scores composed by Henry Mancini such as Creature from the Black Lagoon and Tarantula.
- "Company Credits for The Runestone". imdb.com. Retrieved 2011-04-15.
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