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Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ingrid Bolsø Berdal ... Zoe

Dimitri Diatchenko ... Uri

Olivia Taylor Dudley ... Natalie

Devin Kelley ... Amanda

Jesse McCartney ... Chris

Nathan Phillips ... Michael

Jonathan Sadowski ... Paul

Milos Timotijevic ... Russian Check Point Guard

Milutin Milosevic ... Ukrainian Thug
Ivan Djordjevic ... Ukrainian Thug
Ivan Jovic ... Ukrainian Thug
Zinaida Dedakin ... Restaurant Owner
Ivana Milutinovic ... Little Girl

Alex Feldman ... Medic Goldshimdt

Kristof Konrad ... Medic Grotzky

Pasha D. Lychnikoff ... Doctor (as Pasha Lynchnikoff)
Jay Kash ... Humanoid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Colin Conners ... Humanoid (uncredited)

Zachary Haycock ... Jared (uncredited)

Directed by
Bradley Parker  (as Brad Parker)
Writing credits
Oren Peli (screenplay) and
Carey Van Dyke (screenplay) &
Shane Van Dyke (screenplay)

Oren Peli (story)

Produced by
Alison Cohen .... executive producer
Rob Cowan .... executive producer
Broderick Johnson .... executive producer
Andrew A. Kosove .... executive producer
Oren Peli .... producer
Milan Popelka .... executive producer
Richard Sharkey .... executive producer
Allison Silver .... executive producer
Andjelija Vlaisavljevic .... line producer: Serbia (as Andjelka Vlaisavjevic)
Brian Witten .... producer
Original Music by
Diego Stocco 
Cinematography by
Morten Søborg (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Stan Salfas 
Casting by
Terri Taylor 
Production Design by
Aleksandar Denic 
Set Decoration by
Mina Buric 
Costume Design by
Momirka Bailovic 
Makeup Department
Márta Antal .... prosthetic make up artist
Anthony Brooks .... key makeup artist: reshoots
Tom Denier Jr. .... special makeup effects artist
Dan Frye .... key mould maker
Neill Gorton .... special makeup effects designer
James Greenwood .... special makeup effects: sculptor
Tamzine Hanks .... special makeup effects: Animatronic Engineer
Freya Hargreaves .... special makeup effects: silicone technician trainee
Bethan Kate Harris .... special makeup effects trainee
Martina Hawkins .... special makeup effects administrator
Ernella Hortobágyi .... prosthetic make up artist
Jovana Jovanovic .... key hair stylist
Nóra Kapás .... prosthetics makeup artist
Visnja Karaulic .... assistant makeup artist
Stephen Kelley .... special makeup effects artist
Natasa Krstic .... special makeup effects artist
Matt Lambert .... special makeup effects: sculptor
Kelly E. Marlow .... hair department head: re-shoots (as Kelly Caldwell)
Samantha Maxwell .... special makeup effects trainee
Rob Mayor .... special makeup effects: studio manager
Bryan David Moss .... key hair stylist
Sarah Pountney .... special makeup effects: silicone technician
Melanie Rhodes .... special makeup effects: trainee
Floris Schuller .... special makeup effects artist
Jeremy Selenfriend .... special makeup effects artist
Harvey Smith .... special makeup effects: trainee sculptor
Karen Spencer .... special makeup effects coordinator
Marina Stojanovic .... hair stylist
Martina Subic-Dodocic .... key makeup artist
Josh Turi .... prosthetic supervisor: usa unit
Alexandra Wathey .... special makeup effects: silicone technician
Production Management
Kálmán Antal .... production manager: Hungary (as Antal Kálmán)
Samantha Housman .... post-production supervisor
Louise Runge .... post-production supervisor
Richard Sharkey .... unit production manager
Aleksandar Tadic .... production manager: Serbia (as Aleksandar Leka Tadic)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Guest .... first assistant director
James Andrew Haven .... second assistant director
Casey Mako .... second assistant director: additonal photography
Vesna Milic .... second second assistant director
Bogi Móricz .... second second assistant director: Hungary
Neda Pavlovic .... third assistant director
Aleksandra Vlaisavljevic .... third third assistant director
Art Department
Slobodan Cadjo .... swing gang
Bosko Delic .... property master: Serbia
Marko Dimitrijevic .... property master: Serbia
John Erasmus .... storyboard artist
Dragan Kaplarevic .... leadman
Moni Kovacs .... assistant set decorator: Hungary (as Móni Kovacs)
Márk Kun .... swing gang
Vladimir Ljubic .... on-set props
Gustavo Mendonca .... mural painter (as Gustavo H. Mendonca)
Aleksandra Mihajlovic .... art department coordinator
Radoslav Mihajlovic .... construction coordinator
Zsuzsa Mihalek .... set decorator: Hungary
Mirko Milosevic .... graphic designer
Termet Nuki .... on-set props assistant (as Termet Nuhi)
Zeljko Pasic .... swing gang
János Pásztor .... stand-by construction
Ivana Stefanovic .... set dressing buyer
Béla Tollay .... stand-by props
Gabor Toth .... swing gang (as Gábor Tóth)
Béla Zsolt Tóth .... swing gang
Rachel Wilkin .... set decoration buyer: reshoot
Dejan Zlatkovic .... set dressing labor
Sound Department
Ray Beckett .... sound mixer
Ivan Branisavljevic .... sound utility
Scott Brewster .... adr editor
Scott Brewster .... adr recordist
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
Trevor Gates .... sound effects editor
Ginger Geary .... foley artist
Angela Hemingway .... dialogue editor
Lisa J. Levine .... adr supervisor
Douglas Murray .... supervising sound designer
Nemanja Novicic .... boom operator
John Skoglund .... additional sound mixer
Mihailo Stevanovic .... utility sound technician
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Nemanja Djordjev .... special effects: Serbia
Muhamed M'Barek .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Ryan Andersen .... visual effects production assistant: Shade VFX
Charles Baden .... compositor
Bryan Baker .... visual effects editor: DIVE
Drew Beekler .... digital compositor
Dustin Colson .... visual effects artist: Shade VFX
Kevin Fanning .... digital effects artist
Mark O. Forker .... visual effects supervisor
Bryan Godwin .... visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX
Patricio Harris .... visual effects artist: Shade VFX
Harimander Singh Khalsa .... compositing supervisor: Shade VFX
Tyler Lockard .... paint artist
Tyler Lockard .... visual effects artist
Bob Lowery .... visual effects executive producer: DIVE
Andy Lueddeke .... digital compositor
Liz McLelland .... digital compositor
Ed Mendez .... compositing supervisor: Dive
Colton Miller .... visual effects artist
Anton Moss .... digital compositor
Tom Quinn .... visual effects producer: DIVE
John Riddle .... technical director: Shade VFX
Matthew Robertson .... digital compositor
Ruben Rodas .... visual effects artist
Shane Strickman .... senior visual effects coordinator: Shade VFX
Donald Strubler Jr. .... digital compositor
David Van Dyke .... visual effects executive producer: Shade VFX
Gabriel Vargas .... digital artist
Sergio Villegas .... matchmove artist
Jennifer Wessner .... visual effects coordinator: DIVE
Ian A. Harris .... compositor: Shade (uncredited)
Michael G. Jackson .... matchmove artist: Shade VFX (uncredited)
Mike Morse .... additional visual effects production assistant: DIVE (uncredited)
Milan Alavanja .... safety supervisor (as Milan Alavanja-Djole)
Milan Alavanja .... stunt rigger (as Milan Alavanja-Djole)
Borislav Bogosavac .... stunt performer
Nenad Cudic .... stunt performer
Dejan Dragosavac .... stunt performer
Vladan Gostiljac .... stunt performer
Slavisa Ivanovic .... stunt coordinator
Milos Kesic .... stunt performer
Nenad Ninic .... stunt performer
Jelena Radovic .... stunt performer
Ognjen Raduljica .... stunt performer
Marija Savic .... stunt performer
Tihomir Savic .... stunt performer
Svetlana Todorovic .... stunt performer
Béla Unger .... key stunt coordinator
Marko Vasiljevic .... stunt performer
Ilija Vekic .... stunt performer
Slobodan Vlajic .... stunt performer
Miroslav Vuckovic .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Andy Bader .... second assistant camera
Sead Bihorac .... key grip: Serbia
Attila Bilik .... gaffer: Hungary
Vladimir Bodiroga .... electrician
Joy Britt .... best boy electric: reshoots
Joy Britt .... electrician
Ivan Colovic .... best boy electric
Ivan Cvetojevic .... rigging electrician
Márk Czirják .... best boy: Hungary
Sasa Djordjevic .... best boy grip
Slobodan Gojkovic .... gaffer: Serbia
Srdjan Gojkovic .... electrician
Dragan Jovic .... key grip: second unit
Marko Lekovic .... grip
Miodrag Popovic Misko .... digital imaging technician (as Miodrag Popovic)
Svetomir Pajic .... camera operator
Drasko Pejanovic .... focus puller
Branislav Stojanovic .... second assistant camera
Marco Urrabazo .... digital imaging technician: reshoots
Srdjan Ursicic .... second assistant camera
Kata Vermes .... still photographer
Milos Vidakovic .... electrician
Veljko Vukasovic .... video control
Bo Webb .... camera operator: additional photography
Casting Department
Aleksandar Adzic .... casting: Serbia
Sarah Domeier .... casting assistant
Patty Majorczak-Connolly .... adr voice casting
John McAlary .... casting associate
Nenad Pavlovic .... casting director: Serbia
Mark Sussman .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kati Chwist .... costumer: Hungary
Marija Harz .... key costumer
Radmila Jaksic .... seamstress
Sanja Manakoski .... wardrobe intern
Dragana Mladenovic .... wardrobe intern
Sonja Mrkobrada .... wardrobe intern
Stefan Savkovic .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Brett W. Bachman .... post-production assistant
Bryan Baker .... conforming editor
Alex Bickel .... colorist
Mark Longchamps .... on-line editor
Larry McGinley .... first assistant editor
Carl S.G. Moore .... digital intermediate producer
Mary Prendergast .... post-production coordinator
Eugenio Richer .... post-production intern
Vanara Taing .... post-production intern
David Thomas .... digital cinema producer
Lee Wimer .... color timer
Music Department
Charles M. Barsamian .... music business and legal affairs
Stephanie Lowry .... music editor
Sara Matarazzo .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Branislav Andjelkovic .... driver
Milos Djordjevic .... driver
Igor Kokot .... driver
Nenad Kokot .... picture vehicle coordinator
Nenad Kokot .... transportation coordinator
Dusko Krekic .... driver
Sasa Krstic .... driver
Bozidar Marinkovic .... driver
Bozidar Marinkovic .... transportation
Zoran Markovic .... driver
Dusan Milenkovic .... driver
Slavko Novakovic .... transportation captain
Milos Rodic .... driver
Marko Stanojevic .... driver
Zarko Stojanovic .... driver
Other crew
Jelena Beatovic .... key set production assistant
Anthony Beaudoin .... production financing: Union Bank
Jelena Blazic .... production coordinator
Susan Bliss .... post production scripts
Zoltán Bus .... armourer
Danijela Djokanovic .... assistant accountant
Milica Djordjevic .... set production assistant
Sandra Djurickovic .... production accountant: Serbia
Béla Dévényi .... caterer (as Béla 'Koko' Dévényi)
Jason Feuerstein .... production financing: Union Bank
Renata Graovac .... janitor (as Renata Grahovac)
Sanja Ilic .... accountant: Serbia
Dejan Juric .... office production assistant
Waléra Kanischtscheff .... voice-over: Uri
Ildiko Kemeny .... production executive: Pioneer Pictures
Gusztáv Klados .... production accountant: Serbia
András Kopházi .... security coordinator
Róbert Koroknyai .... production coordinator: Hungary
Ashley Kravitz .... clearances: Cleared by Ashley, Inc.
Zorica Kuburovic .... on-set medic: Serbia
Meg Lansaw .... production assistant
Imre Légmán .... location manager: Hungary
Lili Makk .... script supervisor
Linda Marián .... set production assistant
Marija Markovic .... assistant location manager
Tamara Pesic .... location manager
Nadezda Petrovic .... production coordinator
Adam D. Powell .... set production assistant
Tamás Péter .... set production assistant
Marina Radisavljevic .... assistant: Mr. Sharkey
Brankica Ralic .... set assistant
Charles Christopher Rubino .... title designer
Jonathan Scott .... stock footage: Chernobyl and Pripyat footage filmed on location by, Though Equity Motion
Milica Stankovic .... assistant: Mr. Peli and Mr. Witten
Jason Strain .... stock footage: Chernobyl and Pripyat footage filmed on location by, Framepool Inc.
George Sweney .... supervising production accountant
Béla Szabó .... production assistant: Hungary
Richard Szabó .... location security: Hungary (as Richárd Szabó)
Richard Szabó .... unit security: Hungary (as Richárd Szabó)
Nina Tratnik .... set assistant
Zsanett Varga .... assistant location manager: Hungary
Ádám Vaszary .... on-set medic: Hungary
Rados Vucic .... set production assistant
Marija Vukelic .... electronic press kit
Noreen Ward .... vice president of finance and accounting: FilmNation Entertainment
Alison Cohen .... vice president of business and legal affairs (uncredited)
Armen Aghaeian .... special thanks
Tony Ciulla .... special thanks
Micah Green .... special thanks
Linda Lichter .... special thanks
Edward Mokhtarian .... special thanks
Matt Reeves .... special thanks
Mark Romanek .... special thanks
Louise Runge .... special thanks
Cat Schwartz .... special thanks
Christopher Smith .... special thanks
Martin Spencer .... special thanks
Staci Tobias .... special thanks
Goldie Witten .... special thanks
Jonathan Witten .... special thanks
Leonardo Witten .... special thanks

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Rated R for violence, some bloody images and pervasive language
86 min
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The film was shot on location in Hungary and Serbia.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When the group enters one of buildings, the red light on the crew camera reflects in glass doors.See more »
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61 out of 106 people found the following review useful.
Nuclear Disappointment, 25 May 2012
Author: rgkarim from United States

Another horror movie has donned upon us this holiday weekend and it is called the Chernobyl Diaries. The first trailer I saw for this movie about a month and half ago showed some potential for a true horror fest. However, I'll tell you now that this was not the case, and instead the movie I saw today was nothing more than a hastily produced horror movie that was rather lame. I know it's disappointing, but the truth is Chernobyl diaries like most horror movies are losing their edge. Read on to find out more about this movie.

For those of you who haven't seen the trailers for this movie, Chernobyl diaries is about a group of seven college kids taking a trip to the Chernobyl reactors. What starts out as a peaceful trip full of picture taking and jokes soon takes a turn for the worst. It seems that Chernobyl is not as abandoned as they think and soon the nightmare within decides to hunt the kids through the destroyed city.

Sound familiar? It should since this is the story for a plethora of horror movie it's just taking place at a new location. So what suckered me into seeing it? Aside from being assigned this movie, I admit the traps seen in the trailer held potential for a decent and entertaining horror flick. Unfortunately the trailers are once again misleading as Chernobyl Diaries fails to live up to the publicized suspense. Instead the movie is essentially a nonstop cascade of scenes and sequences of the incredibly shallow characters running around from some unseen threat. The camera work of the movie is chaotic, Blair Witch and Cloverfield style that is unsteady and jumpy, which took away from the detail. I think they mainly did this to help keep the monsters true from in the dark and allow the audience's imagination to fill into the details. While the attempt is worthy of recognition, Parker dropped the ball on the delivery making it too fast and shallow. Although the fast pace got us to the ending faster, it still made the movie boring as the story progressed.

One thought I had after watching this film was maybe Parker was planning on the movie being humorous, like the Cabin in The Woods. Unfortunately the comedy aspect of this film was lost on me as well. The stupidity of the college kids and the predictable path they take only made me laugh at how pathetic they were. Unfortunately the dialog was unable to humor me as well and mainly consisted of the kids saying "Oh my God!" or dropping an F bomb, further adding to the disappointment. This dialog combined with the shallow characters also meant the acting didn't have to be that good as well. Although the actors played the college kid roll well, the acting was nothing extraordinary and isn't enough to convince me to suggest this movie. As for the ending of the film, well to put it nicely it stunk. Once again I was left with questions and a bit cheated out of my money. While I feel some will like the ending or find it funny, I can't say I enjoyed it all.

Were there any positives to this movie? For me there were only some minor positives I could find. Although I normally don't like the ashy grey and desolate camera colors, I felt for this movie they were needed. This camera filter brought the desolate and hopeless city to life, which added some emotional chill to the film. A few of the shots also managed to capture the isolation and terror they wanted, though they were few and far in between. Despite the simple acting, the actresses in the movie were very nice to look at and was the only thing really keeping me in the movie. Finally the short time limit of the movie was for once a good thing as I got out of this movie faster than I expected.

To sum up this movie, it's one best left to the Redbox. Although I applaud their use of letting the imagination paint the horror, the delivery still failed to impress me. Again there are no characters to latch on to in this film, and unless you just want to see lots of shadows and hear countless cursing, you will want to avoid this. My scores below are the following:

Horror: 3.0-3.5 Movie Overall: 2.5

So check back soon my friends and again keep on enjoying the movies. Or at least try to.

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