Directed by Barry Levinson
When two researchers find a staggering level of toxicity in Chesapeake Bay, they attempt to alert the town before the situation gets out of control. But panic spreads quickly as a deadly plague of parasites is unleashed causing sheer panic in what was once a docile seaside town. Veteran director Barry Levinson (DINER, RAIN MAN) goes full body horror in this underseen eco-terror, cleverly told through found footage.
A deadly plague of parasites is unleashed on a seaside town.
Cast: Will Rogers, Kristen Connolly, Kether Donohue, Frank Deal
With all the pollution and chemicals that’s pumped in to rivers and the seas it wouldn’t surpyme tilt ssomthing like this could really happen
I love documentary style found-footage or mockumentary films, something about those long establishing shots with jilted sound bites and weird pauses really adds to the casual everyday horror that they offer. This is a good little film that builds well, does a fairly decent job of exploring the narrative, and isn't too out there to be unbelievable. The acting at times is pretty bad, the ending feels a little cut off but ultimately it's a good creature feature that doesn't disappoint. I could see the bones of the story being a dark TV one-off series with some more production and better actors.
Understated gem, I really enjoyed this! Found footage films can be hit or miss but this worked. Quite a scary view of what we have to come!
The Bay is a film that is so scary because of how realistic it feels and how believable the events within it are. I would recommend this film to anyone that's a fan of infection based horror movies, although I did think it had a bit of a slow start.
Well-executed, realistic horror about people in authority being the real monsters. & now I'm mad squeamish about the water around me!