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Release Date: May 25th, 2012

DVD Release Date: October 16th, 2012

R|1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary
A group of young tourists (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Jonathan Sadowski, Devin Kelley), hoping for an adventure off the beaten path, hires an extreme-tour guide. In spite of warnings, the tour guide takes the sightseers to the town of Pripyat, Ukraine, once home to workers at the nearby Chernobyl nuclear power plant but abandoned after the 1986 nuclear disaster. After briefly exploring the ghost town, the tourists find themselves stranded -- and worse, they are not alone.

Cast: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Jonathan Sadowski, Devin Kelley, Jesse McCartney, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Nathan Phillips, Dimitri Diatchenko, Milos Timotijevic

Director: Brad Parker

Genres: Thriller, Horror

Production Co: Oren Peli, Brian Witten PIctures

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

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  • The problem with Chernobyl Diaries isn't that it's offensive, it's that it's dumb. show more

  • Chernobyl Diaries is afflicted with a fatal flaw that damages many horror films: after a better-than-average setup and a promising first half, everything falls apart. show more

  • The novelty of the setting ultimately proves highly effective. Shot mainly in Eastern European locations that effectively stand in for Prypiat, which is now actually a tourist site, the film is highly convincing in its verisimilitude. show more

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