This week's Weird Wednesday feature is a six episode mini-series made in 2006 titled "The Lost Room."
This first episode was called "The Key And The Clock," and involves a strange motel room key to a room number 10 that doesn't really exist.
When the key is put into any door lock, the door unlocks to a room full of light and who knows what else.
This guy named Weasel just paid two million dollars for the key, and is not happy when it slips through his sticky fingers!
A Detective named Joe Miller ends up with the key, but doesn't know about it's powers. He puts the key in his closet door, and when he walks in, this is what he sees, an apparently empty motel room.
Joe Miller was played by Peter (Blood Harvest) Krause, who has had an ongoing role on the television series "9-1-1" as Bobby Nash, since 2018.
It is indeed, nothing more than a motel room, and Joe is just a little baffled!
Looking out the window, it looks like this motel is smack dab in the middle of absolutely Nowheresville!
Joe leaves, shuts the door, and then re-enters again, and this time he finds himself in some island paradise.
Elle (Maleficent) Fanning is Joe's daughter Anna. Joe has been keeping the key and door secret from her, but she figures it out on her own!
Joe tells his partner Lou about the key, and when they go through the door, they find themselves at some sports event that is impossible to get tickets for, and they decide to stay for a while. Might as well take some advantage of the situation!
A woman shows up and claims to be one of the victim's sister, but when confronted, she admits she is the one in charge of the key, and she wants it back. Joe wakes up on the floor.
Joe meets a krazy guy in the hospital named Wally Jabrowski, and watches him disappear one of the orderlies working in the hospital into thin air. Wally is played by Peter (The Midnight Meat Train) Jacobson.
Wally makes Joe disappear three times, with some kind of magical bus ticket he's holding, and he always ends up in the same place. Luckily this old run down house has a door he can go through to get back.
The last time he comes back, Joe catches Wally off guard in an elevator and punches his ticket. Since Joe has the key, and after getting a free meal, Wally reluctantly tells Joe some of what is going on.
It all goes South, and Joe is left in a morass of despair, lost in between worlds with no clue where his daughter is. Because of the nature of the beast of what we do, I don't often have time to watch more than one episode of a show before moving on to the next thing, but I'm going to make time to watch at least the next episode of "The Lost Room" because it was fairly interesting.
Oh! I LOVE this show. I think I've watched it through three times now.
I can't think of anything else quite like it. I'm surprised it's not more well-known and talked about.
Actually, there is another short (truncated) series I like... different subject but similar reveal of a hidden mythology/subculture... Intruders (2007).
Thanks! I'm just getting ready to watch the third episode, and I have no idea what to expect! Diggin' it!
I just ordered it on AMZ...
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