Why is this not a movie?: The Dyatlov Pass Incident

In 1959, nine friends went on a hike in Russia’s Ural Mountains and never returned. Their bodies were found with a bizarre set of injuries, including head trauma, internal bleeding, exposure, and traces of radiation. 60 years later, the Dyatlov Pass Incident is one of history’s great unsolved mass deaths.

Pop culture writer Lauren Thoman (Collider, Looper, PopSugar, Parade, Vulture) and author of her first novel, I’ll Stop the World, visits the show to talk about death in the mountains, and why this real-life story would make a great horror movie.

Former A.V. Club writer Mike Vago pitches stories that Hollywood needs to bring to the big screen, on his own, or with guests from the pop culture writing world. Also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, and RadioPublic.