Radioactive Fun and Horror in Oren Peli’s Chernobyl Diaries


Chernobyl Diaries is an original story from Oren Peli, who first terrified audiences with his groundbreaking thriller, Paranormal Activity. The film follows a group of six young tourists who, looking to go off the beaten path, hire an “extreme tour” guide. Ignoring warnings, he takes them into the city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, but a deserted town since the disaster more than 25 years ago. After a brief exploration of the abandoned city, however, the group soon finds themselves stranded, only to discover that they are not alone… (Plot summary from

It seems to me that lately Oren Peli’s name has been popping up quite often in the horror realm. He was a writer/director of Paranormal Activity. He is an executive producer of ABC’s The River. Now, he has an original horror film being released on May 25, 2012. Co-written by Carey Van Dyke, the film stars Jonathan Sadowski, Devin Kelley, Jesse McCartney, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Nathan Phillips, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, and Dimitri Diatchenko. Check out the trailer below. I think it looks quite promising!

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