MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 377 this week

The Bay (II) (2012)

5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 15,520 users   Metascore: 65/100
Reviews: 99 user | 196 critic | 20 from Metacritic.com

Chaos breaks out in a small Maryland town after an ecological disaster occurs.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 27 Sep 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 19 Nov 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 17 Mar 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 18 Jun 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 09 Jan 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Bay" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Bay (2012)

The Bay (2012) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Bay.

User Polls

2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hell (2011)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In the not too distant future, people struggle to survive their greatest enemy, the sun.

Director: Tim Fehlbaum
Stars: Hannah Herzsprung, Lars Eidinger, Stipe Erceg
Hunter Prey (2010)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The Prometheus has dropped out of orbit. Communications and life support systems are down. Situation Critical: Status of Crew and Prisoner unknown. With orders to catch their Alien Prisoner... See full summary »

Director: Sandy Collora
Stars: Clark Bartram, Damion Poitier, Isaac C. Singleton Jr.
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A group of astronaut explorers succumb one by one to a mysterious and terrifying force while collecting specimens on Mars.

Director: Ruairi Robinson
Stars: Liev Schreiber, Elias Koteas, Romola Garai
Storage 24 (2012)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

In London, a military plane crashes leaving its highly classified contents strewn across the city. Completely unaware that the city is in lockdown, a group of people become trapped inside a storage facility with a highly unwelcome guest.

Director: Johannes Roberts
Stars: Noel Clarke, Colin O'Donoghue, Antonia Campbell-Hughes
Under the Skin I (2013)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A mysterious woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. Events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.

Director: Jonathan Glazer
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, Lynsey Taylor Mackay
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampage the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.

Director: Mike Mendez
Stars: Lin Shaye, Greg Grunberg, Ray Wise
The Machine I (2013)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two artificial intelligence engineers come together as they work to create the first ever self-aware artificial intelligence. A veteran AI engineer secretly hopes to develop technology to ... See full summary »

Director: Caradog W. James
Stars: Caity Lotz, Toby Stephens, Sam Hazeldine
Super 8 (2011)
Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.

Director: J.J. Abrams
Stars: Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler
Stranded V (2013)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Four astronauts working at a lunar base suffer a meteor strike that brings an infection that leads to paranoia, fear and death.

Director: Roger Christian
Stars: Christian Slater, Amy Matysio, Michael Therriault
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Directors: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant
The Congress (2013)
Animation | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider.

Director: Ari Folman
Stars: Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm
After Earth (2013)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, a millennium after events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Jaden Smith, David Denman, Will Smith
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Sam
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Teenage Girl
Sean Johnson ...
Teenage Boy
Murat Erdan ...
Mike Radio Host (as Murat 'Murf Dawg' Erdan)
...
Ms. Rosenblatt (as Lamya Reynolds)
...
Marla Spadafora
Edit

Storyline

This 'found-footage' film is set in 2009 in the town of Chesapeake Bay in Maryland where something has infected the water there. But it's not 100% known what it is or how it is transmitted. But when people start turning up dead and others start to do strange things, fear turns to panic and the town is shut down. The Government confiscate all video footage from every source possible. The Government didn't want you to see this. This is that footage which is put together by a news reporter who was there. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Panic feeds on fear.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, bloody images and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 November 2012 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

The Bay  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$19,926 (USA) (2 November 2012)

Gross:

$30,474 (USA) (9 November 2012)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Stephanie is getting into the front seat of the cop car after leaving the antique store, cars are being driven through the back window, even though the roads to Claridge were suppose to have been cut off. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Last Days of Rheinsberg (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Spoonful
Written by Willie Dixon
Performed by Chester Burnett (as Howlin' Wolf)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Found Footage Done Right
16 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I first heard about The Bay, it just sounded like another creature feature. It might be fun, although I was skeptical of the found footage aspect. I became a lot more interested when I heard that Barry Levinson was the director. I loved his work on Homicide: Life on the Street and wanted to see what a respected director would do with this genre.

What I got was the most disturbing movie I've seen in years.

Rather than doing the typical found footage approach of someone uncovering and watching film made by dead people, dating all the way back to Cannibal Holocaust, Levinson wisely frames the movie as a documentary composed of leaked classified footage. This approach gives the film a sense of verisimilitude from the get go, especially in this age of Wikileaks.

Levinson also uses the documentary format to avoid one of the major pitfalls of found footage movies-over reliance on shaky cams. The footage in the film comes from various sources, ranging from security cameras to a professional cameraman wandering through town with a reporter. Where the film actually features shaky cam footage, it is used to great effect, as when a digital camera malfunctions during a violent scene, making it that much more disturbing.

The film's greatest asset is how disturbingly real it feels. The film is by no means intended as a scientific treatise, but it ties in actual environmental issues such as run off from factory farming, making it feel all too plausible. In the beginning, the juxtaposition of gruesome imagery with a Fourth of July carnival is genuinely disturbing, and sets the tone for the rest of the film.

The Bay is the most disturbing movie I've seen in years. Every horror fan should seek it out.


9 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Dat ass Kruzifixxion
Absolutely awful venkman4
Aw man, I thought it was a documentary about the great Michael Bay Markus_Beer
what this movie is based off of jacoby-weiss4
Oh god this looks bad oneforthecash
scary coincidence revrendave
Discuss The Bay (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?