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[ # ] Was Stalker one of the Cursed Films?
April 21st, 2022 under Shudder

Cursed Films is back for a second season on Shudder, and this week’s episode is focusing on the 1979 Russian movie Stalker.

I have to admit I had never heard of the movie until now, but I am very curious about it after watching this episode.

The feature was expected to start filming in 1977, but an earthquake derailed their plans. Therefore, they had to find new locations. And those locations might be why some believe it is cursed. That is because several of the people who worked on the production died of illnesses within ten years of its release, including two actors, a cinematographer, a photographer, the director, and his wife.

The earthquake was not the only delay they experienced while filming. Director Andrei Tarkovsky suffered a heart attack and spent four weeks in the hospital shortly after they started. If that was not enough, there was an error with the processing of the film, and they had to throw out weeks worth of work and start over again. That all happened when they were making the movie.

But there is one more reason why they say Stalker is cursed. Some say it predicted a disaster, one of epic proportions. Do you know which one it is? You will have to tune in to find out.

Then when you are done, you can watch the episodes of Cursed Films 2 about The Wizard of Oz and Rosemary’s Baby.


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