The Chernobyl disaster is a true story and a real disaster that took place in Ukraine. On the 26th April 1986, a catastrophic nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant when an explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive contamination into the atmosphere.

It spread over much of Western USSR and Europe.

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Widely considered to have been the worst nuclear power plant accident in history (it involved over 500,000 workers), the disaster is one of only two classified as a “level 7” event on the International Nuclear Event Scale. The only other one that ever came close is the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011.

This year, “Chernobyl Diaries”, an American horror film loosely based on the history of the disaster, will give insight on what has been rumoured to be the “aftermath” of the explosion. Co-produced and directed by Bradley Parker, Chernobyl Diaries uses the real-life 1986 Chernobyl disaster for its backdrop. The entire film was shot on location in Hungary and Serbia.

A group of young adults (of six tourists) make plans to travel across Europe. Intrigued by the Chernobyl disaster, Paul (played by Jonathan Sadowski) suggests that they go on an “extreme tour” of the abandoned town of Prypiat, which sits in the shadow of Chernoyl Nuclear Power Plant. They then hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the famed site of the nuclear accident:

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And as all horror film goes, in a frightening turn of events, the group soon discovers that they are not alone.  One by one, the members of the group start experiencing “activities” and some attacked by “things”.

What things, exactly? Find out when Chernobyl Diaries is released in our cinemas on 6th September 2012 (Thursday).

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For more information, visit the movie’s official website.

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Lainey
Eats, sleeps, & breathes music, but drinks mostly coffee & okay, some wine - sometimes, a little too much. A little too obsessed with the number seven, is deathly afraid of horror movies, believes that she writes better than she speaks, & currently feeling a little strange writing a profile about herself.