Ragnarok

Fantastic Fest Review: Ragnarok

Heavily influenced by the likes of creature-filled adventure films like comes Ragnarok out of Norway.  The film isn’t “horror” but packs enough giant monster or nature-run-amok thrills to garner genre fan attention.

Inspired by the discovery of the Oseberg Ship excavated in the early 1900s, the film focuses on Sigurd Svendsen, archeologist and single dad.  

After losing grant money for a museum project, he faces a demotion until his close friend, Alan, makes a discovery upon the Oseberg that may prove the Vikings may have traveled farther than many believe.  Clues containing ancient runes prompt Svendsen to pack his bags, his daughter and his son and mount a treasure hunt to a small island protected by an enormous, deadly creature.