Chernobyl Diaries Reviews

May 3, 2019
Nothing innovative, but a decent little effort in the urban exploration corner of horror, using some tragic history as a modern Gothic setup.
January 11, 2019
The result, though no classic, is definitely enough to make you rethink going on a suspect European coach trip anytime soon.
June 22, 2012
For a film with radioactive bears running around, it's often strangely dull, though the final descent into the concrete maw of the reactor itself is memorably hellish.
June 21, 2012
It's watchable enough, topical and slightly better than your average 'attractive young people in peril' movie.
June 21, 2012
Doesn't set out to reinvent the horror wheel but succeeds as solid genre entertainment.
May 28, 2012
The set pieces are impressive as are the visual effects. If you're looking for a fright this holiday weekend you could do much worse then "Chernobyl Diaries."
May 26, 2012
It almost seems like some producer saw a found footage movie and copied it, but he didn't really get it. Only the producer in this case is Oren 'Paranormal Activity' Peli himself!
May 25, 2012
In keeping with some of the better Wrong Turn chillers of recent vintage, the dimwit wayfarers in 'Chernobyl Diaries' break every rule known to horrordom and are, therefore, ripe for catastrophe. Goody, goody.
May 25, 2012
Any movie with idiots taking an unsanctioned tour of Chernobyl has to be great, right? Who wants to see a horror movie with smart characters making brilliant decisions?
May 25, 2012
First-time director Bradley Parker (working from a script co-written by Paranormal Activity creator Oren Peli) understands that suggesting is scarier than showing, and confusion generates more suspense than explanations do.
May 25, 2012
Well-paced direction from first-timer Bradley Parker layers on the tension and tosses in some worthy scares.
May 25, 2012
A basic monster movie that benefits greatly from its unique setting, Chernobyl Diaries again demonstrates Oren Peli's ability to wrest scares with minimal production values and a clever premise.
May 25, 2012
You can't help but be sucked into the story, even when you pretty much know, beat for beat, where it's going.
May 25, 2012
Chernobyl Diaries is still full of things to like. The characters are fully three-dimensional, the dialogue is believable and most of the action stems from logical circumstances.
May 24, 2012
If you're looking for a spooky way to kick off the summer movie season, Chernobyl Diaries more than fits the bill.
May 24, 2012
It's not every Friday that you see a horror movie that includes a bear attack, rabid wolves, a mutated fish, and something that looks like the creature from Basket Case crawling across a floor.
May 24, 2012
A thoroughly frightening study in how to do a tried-and-true formula proud.