Though not technically a found-footage film, Chernobyl Diaries
employs much of the same style used in the popular subgenre, which both makes it immediate and effective while also bordering on nauseating. On the whole, the movie is not a bad little spook-house chiller, as it offers up a few decent shocks and mystery surrounding what is stalking this group of young tourists within the outskirts of the highly radiated Chernobyl disaster. To its credit, the film isn't stocked with drop-dead dumbos -- that is, one doesn't feel the need to bonk them over the head the entire time due to a lack of acting skills or lazy character motivations. What repeatedly drags the ...