Like every touristy horror movie it starts out with a bunch of college kids who are enjoying there trip, drinking and having fun. The acting is pretty bad from the get go.. but that is pretty much what you expect from a horror film, they aren’t being hired for their acting skills, the movies about the scary monsters, zombies, bad guys that attack the actors.
I love that when they first get to Chernobyl there is military keeping them from getting inside. The tour guide tells them don’t worry we can get in another way, not one person is worried about why they have military there but more upset about possibly not being able to get in. I love horror story plotlines. They follow such a basic equation and yet we continue to go and see them. The things they do in horror movies, the most unintelligent folks wouldn’t do.
So now we get to Chernobyl. A city abandoned supposedly for 25 years after an incident. Of course for it to be a movie they aren’t alone. I will say I do kind of find the idea of a city where everyone just disappeared one day to be interesting and I’d love to go take pictures. About half way through the movie we still haven’t seen any action, lots of story being set up but we are finally getting to the point where things might happen.
The film is filmed in the style I can only call Blair witch, which I think is the worst type of film making. The movie relays on the dark to make the film scary. I think its a poor way to keep the film under budget. The characters arent root worthy, you don’t really care if they live or die. There’s never really a clear shot of the bad guys and they spend more time running from something then they do actually trying to get help.
If you are a horror enthusiast , if you like bad horror films, if you are in the mood for a badly filmed movie then check this out, but really I’m gonna stick with this is a rental film for a night you can not find anything else, not a night at the movies type film. Even renting it might be too much. There’s nothing really interesting to hold your attention about the film. I might even go as far as to say, skip it. There’s so much out right now worth checking out that you caan afford to miss this one.