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 the film’s director Brad Parker. We talked about his transition from the world of special effects (Fight Club, Let Me In) to directing Diaries. We also talk about the challenges of blocking set pieces on a budget and the improvisational nature of the performances (even though the film isn’t found footage, it has a verite style).
Chernobyl Diaries stars 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.”
Head inside for the interview.
this week in horror
R.I.P. ‘Predator’ Star Sonny Landham
You Can Tour the Real Camp Crystal Lake This Friday the 13th!
Here’s the Official Plot Synopsis for M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’
‘Friday the 13th: The Game’ Launches New Website; New Jason & New Map Coming Soon!
Third ‘Jeepers Creepers’ Opening in Theaters Next Month