The 2012 horror flick "Chernobyl Diaries" sends a pack of overeager tourists to the ghost town of Pripyat, where 50,000 Chernobyl factory workers used to live. They don't realize that other fell things lurk amid the ruins, and the rest is predictable (and forgettable) Hollywood schlock.
But Pripyat is worth seeing. On assignment in Chernobyl's environs, British videographer Danny Cooke used a drone to film the Soviet-era facades of Pripyat's residential complexes, the rusted Ferris wheels and the layers of dust and decay that have built up amid the desolation of a whole town. It's a haunting sight, as Cooke explains:
During my stay, I met so many amazing people, one of whom was my guide Yevgen, also known as a 'Stalker'. We spent the week together exploring Chernobyl and the nearby abandoned city of Pripyat. There was something serene, yet highly disturbing about this place. Time has stood still and there are memories of past happenings floating around us.