Chernobyl Diaries

Chernobyl DiariesQuite possibly the worst ‘horror film’ I have seen in years. Chernobyl Diaries┬ástarts out with a little promise – namely, the interesting setting and the talent behind the lens – but it quickly descends into a ridiculous, unengaging, thoroughly scare-free mess.

With half an hour to go, I was just willing and hoping for the surviving characters to either get eaten or be exposed to an increased level of radiation, just so the credits could roll.

A good idea has been wasted. With a better script and more inspired Direction, Chernobyl Diaries could have been an original horror to rival the Paranormal’s and Blair Witch’s, but instead, it has consigned itself to the growing pile of forgettable cheap scares released in the last few years.

22/82

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