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When thinking of the director most likely to be churning out a found footage style eco-horror about a particularly nasty strain of parasite, the multiple award winning helmer Barry Levinson, responsible for the likes of “Rain Man”, “Sleepers” and more, doesn’t particularly spring to mind. Still, perhaps wishing to return to the aquatic scares of his less than successful 1998 Michael Crichton adaptation “Sphere”, Levinson now serves up “The Bay”, in which a small Maryland town is thrown into panic when pollutants in the water result in a gruesome ecological disaster. Produced by Jason Blum, Steven Schneider and Oren Peli, variously involved in the “Paranormal Activity” series, “Insidious” and “Sinister”, the film has been going down surprisingly well at genre festivals, including FrightFest in Glasgow, and lands shortly on Region 2 DVD and Blu Ray via Momentum. Framed by the post-production video diaries of an intrepid journalist, the film depicts the »

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