Chernobyl Diaries

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Year: 2012

Genre: Horror

Runtime: 86mins

Rating: R

IMDB Score: 5.1/10 (14,100+ users)

Director(s): Bradley Parker

Writer(s): Oren Peli, Carey Van Dyke & Shane Van Dyke



Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone.



I don’t really know much about this movie. I think it’s a zombie movie but may be just a monster movie. little kid


Fun Fact/Trivia:

There is nothing fun about the the following fact. In April of 1986 the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant released large quantities of contamination into the atmosphere making it 1 of only 2 level 7 accidents. The land won’t be safe to live in for about 20k years or so.

Stars of the movie: Jesse McCartheny,Jonathan Sadowskil and Olivia Dudley.

The Breakdown:

I’m trying rally hard to figure out why this is called a horror movie;I do see elements of horror but not enough to call this a horror flick. I think this one should be classified as a suspense thriller. Yeah,there’s more suspense than there is horror.

 The Group

So what are some of the horror elements? An eerie quite just before something happens and then LOUD SOUNDS. Beyond that maybe some of the music but not much. There’s a little blood but I’ve seen more in an episode of Rookie Blue so that doesn’t really count.

Let me save a bunch of you 86 minutes of your life. This is not a monster movie,this is not a zombie movie,this is the humans are mutated due to radiation and seem to be super strong,super fast and super crazy type of movie. I think I would have found the movie more entertaining if we actually saw the humans for more than just a few seconds at a time,if that. We also don’t see any killings so that’s another reason why it’s not really a horror flick.

Best line/exchange in the movie:

Something about dick sucking a midget on horseback… OK that’s a lie. There is no best line in this flick. In fact most of the dialogue is forgettable.

The Verdict:

I watched this movie just mere hours ago and I’m having a hard time finding anything to say about it. That should be an indicator.

I give this movie 3 time wasters out of 5.

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Ash Hamilton is not only the owner of, but also one of its major contributors. A long time horror movie enthusiast, Ash has lent his personality to radio and television and continues to support his favorite genre through his writing and art. He also loves beef jerky and puppies... and low-grade street-quality hallucinogens.

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