It may be one of the most-used set-ups in horror movie history, but "a group of young kids looking for weekend kicks that decide on a thrill that turns out to be extremely dangerous" is as trustworthy a premise as it comes to the genre, and Chernobyl Diaries looks like it may make good use of it.
Produced by Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity, ABC's The River) and directed by Brad Parker, Chernobyl Diaries follows a group of friends that go "extreme tourism-ing" to the city of Pyrpiat, where the Chernobyl disaster took place. Once there, they become stranded and find they are not alone. Who are in the ominous shadows shown in the movie's trailer? Not sure, and I hope we don't find out. That way, Chernobyl Diaries might actually be a pretty good movie.
Can't tell if this is a "found footage" movie, though the "Diaries" of the title seems to suggest that it is. For Peli's sake, let's hope he took a break from the style he helped resurrect. [Collider]