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.
Americans Chris, his girlfriend Natalie and their friend Amanda travel to Europe on vacation. They meet up with Chris' brother Paul living in Kiev, Ukraine. Chris wants to travel to Moscow to propose to Natalie, but Paul convinces the group to first visit Chernobyl with an extreme tourism guide. They meet the guide Uri and another couple who are also going on the tour. Uri explains that because of the radiation levels he can only take them to Pripyat, a deserted city very near Chernobyl. They travel by van, but are stopped by a military checkpoint that makes them turn back. Not giving up, Uri finds an alternative route to the town. The group spends the day taking photographs and exploring abandoned buildings. Uri becomes nervous and decides it's time to head home. However, the van won't start and they discover the engine was sabotaged. Soon they discover that they are stranded, no one knows they are there and that they are definitely not alone.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This film is the result of a collaboration between Oren Peli and Shane Van Dyke. Peli worked on Paranormal Activity (2007) while Van Dyke worked on the knockoff film Paranormal Entity (2009), released to capitalize on the success of the franchise. See more »
When the group enters one of buildings, the red light on the crew camera reflects in glass doors. See more »
I swear to God, Paul, it's a fucking hazard having you as a brother.
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The set up of going to an abandoned city was cool and up until the CGI bear appearing the film was at least engaging. But in the end this film is a collection of cliches, tropes and jump scares all trying to hide the script's emptiness. A bad horror film would have been more entertaining than this flavorless offering.
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