Week 7: Movie Selection. What’s the poison this week?

Further and further down the rabbit hole we go.  What’s the number today?  What lottery ticket have we pulled?


Stalker (1979)!


Yet another movie I’ve not heard of!  What’s it about?  Here’s a synopsis from IMDB.

Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, an alien place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers. Over his wife’s numerous objections, a man rises in the dead of night: he’s a stalker, one of a handful who have the mental gifts (and who risk imprisonment) to lead people into the Zone to the Room, a place where one’s secret hopes come true. That night, he takes two people into the Zone: a popular writer who is burned out, cynical, and questioning his genius; and a quiet scientist more concerned about his knapsack than the journey. In the deserted Zone, the approach to the Room must be indirect. As they draw near, the rules seem to change and the stalker faces a crisis.

A sci-fi adventure, apparently.  And look at that box cover!  Holy cow.  It looks relatively terrifying.  Russian, too.  It looks like we’ve got our first movie in a foreign language on the IMDB Quest.  At 164 minutes, we’re also in for a pretty long haul if this movie turns out to be not all it’s cracked up to be.

There we go.  A new week, a new movie.  Let’s have some fun with it over the week and figure out some stuff!


About Zach

Zach works as a medical writer in Atlanta, GA. In his spare time, he likes to play video games and Dice Masters.
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