CHERNOBYL DIARIES (2012) Reviews and overview


‘They said nothing survived. Something did.’

Chernobyl Diaries is a 2012 American horror film which stars Jesse McCartney, Jonathan Sadowski, Devin Kelley, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Nathan Phillips, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, and Dimitri Diatchenko.

The film, which was co-produced and directed by Bradley Parker (The Devil Below) (as well as being produced by Oren Peli), uses the real-life 1986 Chernobyl Disaster for its story.  It was shot on location in Hungary and Serbia.


A group of young people who make an illegal visit to the abandoned Ukrainian city of Pripyat within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone only to discover they are not alone among the ruins.


“Chernobyl Diaries presents a mismatched effort that was working with some intriguing core elements (namely the location and primary, albeit underdeveloped, storyline) – which are undermined by the film’s unsatisfying cinematography and reliance on worn-out recreations of familiar horror set-ups.” ScreenRant

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