An investigation into a government cover-up leads to a network of abandoned train tunnels deep beneath the heart of Sydney. As a journalist and her crew hunt for the story it quickly becomes clear the story is hunting them.
Two best friends see their trip of a lifetime take a dark turn when one of them is struck by a mysterious affliction. Now, in a foreign land, they race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely.
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This "found-footage" film is set in 2009 in the town of Claridge, Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay. During the town's annual 4th of July Crab Festival, townspeople become sick, exhibiting a variety of symptoms, which leads local news reporters to suspect something has infected the water there. No one is sure what it is or how it's transmitted, but as people start to behave strangely, and others turning up dead, fear spawns into panic. The town is shut down as government authorities confiscate video footage from every media or personal source they find, in an effort to cover-up the incident. But one local reporter who witnessed the epidemic, was able to document, assemble, and hide this film in hopes that one day, the horrible truth would be revealed . . . Written by
Michael Hallows Eve & Colonial Oak
Director Barry Levinson was approached to do a documentary about the Chesapeake bay. He watched another documentey about the Chesapeake bay that talked about the pollution and the lack of fish. He said it was a great documentary but nobody will care about it. And so he said he would take all of the facts about the Chesapeake bay and turn it into a theatrical base piece. See more »
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 »
There's forty-five million pounds of chicken shit dumped into the bay each year.
I mean look at that, that's entirely made of chicken shit.
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Effective and worth the watch, but could have been so much more
The Bay sounded really interesting. As soon as I read the synopsis, I was really enthralled and started to watch the movie immediately. Overall, directing is great at times. Some shots are genuinely effective, making you jump, and others are eerie and fun to watch, a real experience in some fields. The whole idea, the parasitic infestation and isolation on this island was a very creepy idea and in most ways, this movie succeeds in keeping you entertained.
Otherwise, the main protagonist, a woman telling the story of how all the chaos went about, brought the movie down so hard for me. She was annoying, acted poorly, and no scene with her in it had any enjoyable aspects whatsoever. Other than that, the directing as I said is great at times, but sometimes there are just random shots and camera scales that make the movie just, awkward. The concept was probably the best thing about the movie. Some creature moments are interesting, and there are some really good qualities about the movie altogether.
In the end though, it's another movie while even though I enjoyed it and it was by no means a bad movie, it has a lot of problems, and there were many things they could have improved on. Don't let me scare you away, it's a fun film to pass an hour by, but at the end it's exactly those kinds of movies you feel like they should have given you more. The shaky cam idea is applied a little here and there, and for some reason it's not a good attribute, but it also does not bring the film down. Like I said, all the aspects of this movie have their own pros and cons. Is it enjoyable? Yes, but you will definitely be able to spot the problems you have with the film. Could have been spectacular, but settles for a nice little chiller thriller/mystery documentary.
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