Horror Film The Chernobyl Diaries Released in UK

Staring Jesse McCartney, Jonathan Sadowski, Devin Kelley and Olivia Dudley, The Chernobyl Diaries hits cinemas in the UK this June (22nd). The film follows six travellers who take an extreme tour to the abandonned city of Pripyat, the former home to workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. The travellers find themselves stranded, and then discover they aren’t alone…

As someone who has visited the town and knows a great deal about the history, the plot of the film is rather comical. I mean, for one thing, many former workers returned to the town despite the government forbidding it and sealing off the area. When you walk and drive around the area, you see them. Plus there’s lots of scientists working there, investigating the impact of radiation on the local environment in the hope to learn valuable information for the future.

However, it’s a horror film… reality was not at the heart of the writer, producer or director. So I’ll forgive it the misled plot and allow them their creative license. Check out the trailer below, and for those who want to really know more about visiting Chernobyl read my account here: Chernobyl – Eco Tourism in Ukraine.

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