Watch “Stalker” for free – an excellent Russian film with Lovecraftian influences

Author Joe Pulver is a fan of the 1979 movie Stalker, and he tells me that it’s very Lovecraftian.  Joe writes:

“Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky states about Stalker‘s futuristic setting The Zone, a mysterious place that was reportedly created by an asteroid and may contain otherworldly forces…” Otherness and “an undercurrent of eeriness underlies” fills this film and Lovecraftians will see much to admire and enjoy here.

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…”

And now, it’s available to watch on Youtube.  Watch Stalker at the links below, and be sure to turn on English subtitles.

Stalker, part oneStalker, part two

2 responses to “Watch “Stalker” for free – an excellent Russian film with Lovecraftian influences

  1. I first saw Stalker as am impressionable teen before I discovered Lovecraft, Love the bleakness of it. I was terrified of the “Zone” Great recommendation Mike

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