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Isaac C. Singleton Jr.
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
Well, here it is then the very last "found footage" horror flick I promised myself I would ever watch! As a giant opponent of this over-hyped sub genre, I think there's only ONE true found-footage classic (the almighty "Cannibal Holocaust") and all the rest major blockbusters like "Blair Witch Project", "Paranormal Activity" and "Cloverfield" included are just contributing to the further decay of the horror genre in general! Therefore I decided that "The Bay" would be the last one to give a chance, because I really hoped it would be a different kind of found footage flick. And I'm glad to announce that my assumptions were correct, as "The Bay" is a truly superior effort in its type and single-handedly proves that something good actually can come out of this format. This movie confirms that only three fairly obvious pillars need to be in place, yet for some reason all the others failed to think of this.
#1: Directors make the difference! It may just be the humble opinion of one lousy and insignificant horror fanatic, but personally I think that found footage movies are the ideal format for aspiring directors that are untalented and largely incompetent, but nevertheless want to persist in entering the film industry. "The Bay", on the other hand, surprisingly comes from veteran writer/director Barry Levinson. The wide expertise and experience of a 70-year-old Oscar winner is clearly noticeable throughout the film.
#2: Plot does matter! The overall rule in found footage horror appears to be: link all the bizarre and inexplicable stuff to supernatural occurrences or alien invasions. For once and for all, aspiring wannabe film makers, ghostly apparitions and similar guff are implausible and the total opposite of frightening! "The Bay" comes forward with a disturbingly realistic concept, namely the aftermath of an ecological disaster in a small fishing community. As a result of years and years of dumping illegal chicken factory waste into the bay, ordinary isopods mutated into large flesh-eating creatures that strike at the annual 4th of July celebration. This may sound ludicrous, and the sub plot of government cover-ups and egocentric local authorities are admittedly clichéd, but I assure you the whole thing feels very real, intense and disquieting.
#3: Multiple Media. Perhaps the most refreshing and satisfying aspect about "The Bay" is that Barry Levinson and C° used a wide and imaginative variety of media to report their story. The film is a compound of hand-held cameras, video surveillance cameras, web cams, interview recordings, news bulletins, internet blogs and even endoscope footage! The assortment of information also helps to keep the viewer alert and intrigued and, moreover, there aren't any loose ends or unexplained events. Usually in the dreadful found footage genre, whenever a storyline is stuck they simply insert some shaky camera images with hysterical yelling in the background and the matter is resolved. Et voilà three simple rules to make found footage horror a success! Thank you, Mr. Levinson!
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