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'''Chernobyl Diaries''' is a {{Horror}} film directed by Bradley Parker, produced by ''ParanormalActivity''s Oren Peli, and stars Jesse [=McCartney=], among others. Released May 25, 2012, [[TheFilmOfTheBook it is based on the book]] ''The Diary of Lawson Oxford,'' also written by Oren Peli.

The film follows a group of tourists exploring the ruins of Pripyat, the town just outside the Chernobyl power plant. After managing to make their way into the city, the tourists and their guide are periodically assaulted by unidentifiable monsters that threaten [[DwindlingParty the lives of all characters involved]].


!!Tropes featured in Chernobyl Diaries include:

* ArtisticLicensePhysics / ArtisticLicenseBiology: Radiation doesn't cause the kinds of mutations seen in the film not to the dogs, not to the fish, [[spoiler: and certainly not to people...]].
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Despite the Soviet Government's track history of indifference to their citizens, everyone was evacuated from the surrounding area.
* TheBackwardsR: On [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/bf76473dcc94bc05b783d3d567832f5f/tumblr_mv5fnyAmLR1rnswq3o1_500.jpg one version of the poster]], which if pronounced in actual Cyrillic would read "Sneyapovul Diayaies"
* BearsAreBadNews: Subverted; the bear doesn't do them any harm.
** However, it foreshadows the arrival of much greater dangers.
* CatScare: Double subverted with the bear, as it's not the half-expected ''small'' animal, but also doesn't attack.
* DownerEnding / GainaxEnding / DiabolusExMachina: Wait, what?
* DwindlingParty: [[spoiler: Everybody's dead by the end of the film]].
* FoundFootage: The group watches a video on Chris' cell which uses the style of FoundFootage films at one point, giving the survivors an idea of what they might be up against.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:Amanda gets thrown to the escaped patients at the end because she knows they exist.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The whole thing is really Paul's fault, but he does care about his brother.
* [[spoiler: KillEmAll]]
* LastStand: [[spoiler: Offscreen, a Russian soldier has one when he tries to fortify himself inside an abandoned bus.]]
* OnlySaneMan: Chris, to an almost ridiculous extent.
* RussianGuySuffersMost: [[spoiler: Yuri dies offscreen, but his corpse gets by far the worst treatment.]]
* SoleSurvivor: Subverted. [[spoiler: Amanda is the last of the main cast to remain alive, but not for very long.]]
* [[spoiler: WasOnceAMan]]
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