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[Interview] Oren Peli On Extreme Tourism, Hiring Brad Parker And Writing The ‘Chernobyl Diaries’

Chernobyl Diaries, the Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity) and Brian Witten-produced horror survival film, opens in theaters May 25 from Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures. I recently sat down with Peli (who was also a writer on the film) to discuss how he came up with the idea, what some of the challenges of filming were and to get a few nugets of information on Paranormal Activity 4. At least I tried to get a few nuggets of PA4 info. Peli’s become quite the expert on not giving anything away lately. So I had to settle for strict Chernobyl info – which isn’t so bad!

Directed by Brad Parker, and starring Jonathan Sadowski, Devin Kelley, Jesse McCartney, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Nathan Phillips, Ingrid Bolso Berdal and Dimitri Diatchenko, in the film, “A group of friends become stranded in an eerie and desolate city. Years before in the aftermath of a nuclear disaster, nature has begun to reclaim everything. As the sun sets on this radioactive ghost town, inhuman cries cut through the night air. It seems they are not alone.

For more visit the film’s official website or follow producer @Oren_Peli, also known as the director of Paranormal Activity. #ChernobylDiaries

Head inside for the interview.



  • Aaron Emery

    I’m kinda interested in seeing this, if mother else it’s a new horror film to try out. Unfortunately I only have 1 theatre in a 50 mile radius and it is not going to be playing there, 9 screens in the building but westill have Hunger Games playing on 2 and MIB3 on another 2. Very frustrated.

  • djblack1313

    yeah, i think CHERNOBYL actually looks pretty good! it hasn’t really been on my radar at all until the most recent ads started airing. but it looks like a sort of HILLS HAVE EYES 2 (but a good version! LOL).

  • Did I miss something ? There was no mention of PA 4 !

    • EvanDickson

      Whoops – I guess it got cut out. I was going off the original interview when I wrote the intro.

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