Scott Marks 4:30 p.m., Dec. 5
It must have made a great pitch: send the standard bunch of young, attractive Americans on an extreme tourism adventure to Pripyat, the town next door to Chernobyl, site of the worst nuclear accident in history. Tweak the real-life mutant horrors brought on by the fallout, and let the Russian zombie horde go to work. Great concept, great setting -- but after that, they forgot to make a movie. It’s just a lot of running and dying. 2012.
— Matthew Lickona