[BD Review] ‘Chernobyl Diaries’ Is A Fun Take On Familiar Tropes

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Chernobyl Diaries, the Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity) and Brian Witten-produced horror survival film, opens in theaters today from Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures. While it’s far from perfect, I can’t say I didn’t have a good time.

‘Chernobyl Diaries’ is actually a pretty fun ride… Is it a great movie? No. Is it a new horror classic? No. But, in all honesty, I can’t say I didn’t have a good time, because I did. And I can’t say I didn’t jump, because I did that too. As a horror fan – if you’re looking for a reasonably well executed take on a set of tropes that you love, you could easily do worse.

Directed by Brad Parker, 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.

Chernobyl Diaries is out today from Warner Bros. Pictures. Click here for the full review. Have a different take? Write your own review here.

 
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  • Bequietanddriv37

    only big problem i had with the movie was that they were stuck there for 3 days and not one of them complained about food or anything. aside from that it wasn’t too bad

  • djblack1313

    cool! i will probably go check this out today! it looks like it has amazing atmosphere (the shot of the ferris wheel shrouded in fog(?) for example).