Director Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity) is riding a wave, a wave made of supposed documented footage. “How long?” you might ask “Will this wave continue to hold up?”, and “When can we expect this baby to break and go the hell back into the sea?”. Maybe now, cause this new horror/science fiction trailer for “Chernobyl Diaries” is about the sleepiest thing to come along since turkey enzymes and this is coming from someone who is a fan of Oren’s previous work. This trailer just isn’t doing it for me. Maybe, and you’ll see this when you watch the trailer, the unusually good looking cast, are literally running through the abandoned streets of Chernobyl like the cast of Scooby Doo. All together like in true Hanna Barbera fashion. It looks absolutely rediculous. You just have to see it. Maybe it’s me, but unless he pulls one of those “none of the trailer footage is in the movie” Houston we have a problem.
“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…

Published by Jeffrey Lamar

I’m an actor,musician and writer who's blended his love for all three into this blog.

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