The Bay (II) (2012)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  21 November 2012 (Belgium)
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Chaos breaks out in a small Maryland town after an ecological disaster occurs.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kimberly Campbell ...
Beckett Clayton-Luce ...
Teenage Girl
Sean Johnson ...
Teenage Boy
Murat Erdan ...
Mike Radio Host (as Murat 'Murf Dawg' Erdan)
Ms. Rosenblatt (as Lamya Reynolds)
Marla Spadafora (as Lucia Forte)


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

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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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The Bay  »

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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 piece. See more »


When the medical issues first appear, a doctor tells the patient to state her name for the camera. Lamya Reynolds says her actual maiden name (Lamya Jezek) even though her character is listed as Ms. Rosenblatt. See more »


Dr. Williams: This is Dr. Williams in Communical Disease. You believe you may have a bacterial case?
Dr. Abrams: Not one, we have thirty.
Dr. Williams: What?
Dr. Abrams: I have thirty people in my waiting room right now.
Dr. Williams: What are the symptoms?
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Referenced in Into the Unknown: Barry Levinson on 'The Bay' (2013) See more »


Grover's Corner from 'Our Town'
Written by Aaron Copland
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Creepy and creepier for being plausible
6 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked it. Most horror movies depend on something supernatural and implausible to get their chills, but this one makes only modest science-fiction leaps from real ecological problems facing Chesapeake Bay to something truly creepy. Sure, its innocents-at-risk central subplot is hokey, but what do you expect from a horror movie? (We all need someone to identify with.) I think its use of the found-footage technique, by which it pretends to be a documentary, increases both its plausibility and its scariness. I can't judge how well or how fairly it publicizes the ecological problems facing Chesapeake Bay, but it makes for a zinger of a horror movie.

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