Chernobyl Diaries Takes Heat From Survivors

Chernobyl Diaries protested

"It is terrible that such a tragic event as Chernobyl is being sensationalized in a Hollywood horror film. [...] Thousands of people have died and over 400,000 people were evacuated from their homes. Today over 5 million people still live on contaminated land. The horror is not mutants running around, the real horror is the effect that Chernobyl continues to have on the lives of millions who have been devastated physically, emotionally and economically. [...] If you feel compelled to go see this movie, take the adrenalin you get from the horror to go do something good and make a difference in the lives of those still living with Chernobyl every day." [TMZ]


  • Mike S says:

    Cry me a river. I'm still seeing the movie although I suspect this "public outcry" is probably just an attempt to drum up ticket sales to what just maybe another crappy found footage horror movie.

    • Morgan says:

      i'm still seeing it too. But i wouldn't say "cry me a river" to the survivors of a nuclear meltdown.

  • Paul says:

    No other country of which I know takes such pleasure in the plight and suffering of others than the USA. From video games glamorizing US terrorism and war crimes in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere to movies trying to provide cheap, fake thrills, Americans delight in the blood and death of the "other." Imagine if movies, games, etc were made making light of 9/11, would Americans simply shrug it off? Would they hand over their money and enjoy their nation's suffering exploited for "entertainment?" Given that Americans still cannot accept statements justly implicating US foreign policy, thereby blaming the US government, for 9/11, the answer is probably not. Alec Baldwin was attacked for simply referencing 9/11 sarcastically. But of course this film doesn't exploit an American so it is ok.

    • Chase Dart says:

      A movie was made about 9/11 and it had Nicholas Cage in it. And yes Americans watchef it

  • I'm american and i enjoyed this movie, i recently graduated high school a year ago and i do not remember being educated about chernobyl in school. the education here at least in my state is stupid, they are teaching us how to pass state tests. there is a difference between being pro-terrorism/violance and enjoying horror movies. i enjoy horror movies and will admit that the majority of them today suck. i realize events like this are nothing to joke about. luckily i found a boyfriend that isn't addicted to an xbox-360 controller. i hate wars and enjoy talking to people from different places. i would like to hear from actual survivors of chernobyl sometime. it isn't impossible for places like that to be haunted, since they were abandoned. if you believe in that stuff you will see it. i've seen a couple 9/11 movies and to be honest i have no interest in them, i guess its because its hard to understand what exactly caused 9/11 in the first place. physics, religion, spirits, history...they can all add up sometimes