This weekend writer/producer Oren Peli and first-time feature filmmaker Brad Parker are set to introduce audiences to a new destination in horror with their latest film, Chernobyl Diaries. Read on for our exclusive interview with both men!
The shocking thriller follows a group of travelers on an “extreme vacation” excursion to Pripyat, a deserted town near the site of the infamous Chernobyl nuclear reactor that devastated the area after a meltdown more than 25 years ago now.
Written by Peli, Carey Van Dyke and Shane Van Dyke, Chernobyl Diaries stars Devin Kelley, Jonathan Sadowski, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Jesse McCartney, Nathan Phillips and Dimitri Diatchenko. Peli also served as producer alongside Brian Witten and executive producers Richard Sharkey, Rob Cowan, Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Allison Silver, Milan Popelka and Alison Cohen.
Recently Dread Central caught up with both Peli and Parker during the press day for Chernobyl Diaries in Los Angeles and heard more about what inspired the story behind the flick as well as the challenges of recreating an entire ghost town and their experiences collaborating throughout production.
Check out our exclusive video interviews with Peli and Parker below, and look for more on Chernobyl Diaries soon!
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