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The Bay (II) (2012)

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

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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

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Panic feeds on fear.


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

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21 November 2012 (Belgium)  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

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$30,474 (USA) (9 November 2012)
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The cars on the bridge have South Carolina plates and South Carolina palm and crescent stickers. The movie's story took place in Maryland. Some of the film was shot in South Carolina. See more »

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Written by Willie Dixon
Performed by Chester Burnett (as Howlin' Wolf)
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A real gem in the mud
18 July 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

At first, when I saw that it was one of those films made with footage from web cams and handhelds, I cursed the found footage genre and was ready to be disappointed. After watching it, I must say I am glad I did and that people responsible for the low IMDb rating didn't really watch the movie.

The truth is that this is not really a found footage film, but a documentary type of horror. The premise is that some government secreted video footage has leaked to someone who montaged them in order to show "what really happened". And what happened is a biological outbreak. The film is trying to be realistic and it manages to do that, while the slow pace that some accused works perfectly for the film's ultimate and terrifying outcome.

Bottom line: I will keep this film in my permanent collection. I don't know what people that rated it 1 smoked, but it was probably infested by parasites :-) It may also have been the setting for me: a slow night with no one around, perfect for watching horror. If you are tired of dumb monster movies and boring killer in the woods crap, this is the film for you.


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