Reelz Recommends: An "Extreme Tour" of a Foreign Disaster Site Complete with Mutants
Posted 10.17.12 by BrentJS
"They're not following us — they're hunting us!"
Are you an adrenaline junkie? Do you thrive on danger? Well, skip your next "extreme tour" to that subterranean cave or dormant volcano and book a trip to Pripyat, Ukraine, where you can search for traces of radiation from a nuclear power plant explosion and play hide-and-seek with the locals.
The Flick: Chernobyl Diaries
The Skinny: The directorial debut of visual effects supervisor Brad Parker (Let Me In), Chernobyl Diaries was co-written (with Shane Van Dyke and Carey Van Dyke) and produced by Oren Peli, the creator of the Paranormal Activity franchise. It was shot in Hungary and Serbia, but the set locations convincingly, hauntingly, double for the site of the Chernobyl disaster.
The Players: Newcomers Devin Kelley and Jonathan Sadowski are joined by Olivia Dudley, Jesse McCartney, Nathan Phillips and Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as six young tourists who explore the Ukrainian city of Pripyat, which used to be home to the families of the men and women who worked at the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. If the radiation doesn't get 'em, the mutated new tenants are bound to.
The Goodies: Chernobyl Diaries was released on DVD/Blu-ray on October 16th. The combo pack includes a digital copy of the movie, along with an infomercial for "Uri's Extreme Tours," a viral video about the "real" story behind the Chernobyl disaster, deleted scenes and an alternate ending.
Chernobyl Diaries | Brad Parker | Olivia Dudley | Devin Kelley | Movie Trailer | Review
Next Showing: Chernobyl Diaries
is now available on DVD/Blu-ray