The Chernobyl Diaries (2012)


DVD and Blu-ray. Out Now. Studio Canal. Certificate: 15.

Paranormal Activity’s Oren Peli produced and came up with the storyline of this initially intriguing but ultimately disappointing low budget chiller. The slim tale has a group of young adults traveling across Europe signing up for an “extreme tour” of the abandoned town of Prypiat which sits uncomfortably close to the infamous Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Arriving at their destination in company with ebullient Russian tour guide Uri, they soon realise that, like W.C. Fields, they’d rather be in Philadelphia.