Rated R · 86 minutes · 2012

Horror, Thriller
The best thing I can say about this shoddy horror film is that it isn’t a found-footage movie. I’m sure the temptation to make it a found-footage film was there, considering the plot—American tourists dare to tread in the land of Chernobyl (with cameras aplenty)—and considering the fact that this movie was co-written by Oren Peli, the director of the first Paranormal Activity. What you basically get here is a found-footage film without the found-footage part, meaning the movie is cheap-looking, gimmicky and utterly lacking in originality. A bunch of young adults pay some Russian guy to take them to an abandoned city next to Chernobyl, where they get frightened by monster fish, bears, crazy dogs and some sort of radioactive mutant humans, although we never really get to see those. A bunch of stupid characters act dumber than spit and get killed one by one in an extremely boring fashion.
Official Site: chernobyldiaries.warnerbros.com
Director: Brad Parker
Producer: Oren Peli, Brian Witten, Rob Cowan, Richard Sharkey, Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Allison Silver, Milan Popelka and Alison Cohen
Cast: Ingrid Berdal, Jonathan Sadowski, Devin Kelley, Jesse McCartney, Olivia Dudley, Nathan Phillips, Dimitri Diatchenko, Milos Timotijevic, Milutin Milosevic, Ivan Djordjevic, Ivan Jovic, Zinaida Dedakin, Ivana Milutinovic, Alex Feldman, Kristof Konrad, Pasha Lychnikoff and Jay Krash


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Portland Mercury Level 7 Tackiness Chernobyl Diaries is why everyone hates Americans. by Courtney Ferguson 05/24/2012
The Coast Halifax Gossamer thin Chernobyl Early suspense gives way to mutant attack paint-by-numbers by Jacob Boon 05/24/2012
Arkansas Times No secrets in 'Chernobyl Diaries' The worst kind of horror movie. by Sam Eifling 05/30/2012

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