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


$30,474 (USA) (9 November 2012)

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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 peace. See more »


The events take place in 2009. One of the characters shows her symptoms via FaceTime which did not debut until 2010. See more »


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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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