If Oren Peli has made his mark in one place, it’s been the attention that he’s brought to the “found footage” subgenre of horror films. He has made Paramount’s Paranormal Activity a massive, billion dollar franchise. Now he’s taking on a different myth with the legend of the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear plant.
Here’s the synopsis.
“Chernobyl Diaries” is an original story from Oren Peli, who first terrified audiences with his groundbreaking thriller, “Paranormal Activity.” The film follows a group of six young tourists who, looking to go off the beaten path, hire an “extreme tour” guide.
Ignoring warnings, he takes them into the city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, but a deserted town since the disaster more than 25 years ago. After a brief exploration of the abandoned city, however, the group soon finds themselves stranded, only to discover that they are not alone…
The first trailer is now here, to give you the same chills that worked so well with Paranormal Activity. Check it out after the jump, and see it in theaters on May 25th.