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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kimberly Campbell ...
Beckett Clayton-Luce ...
Tara Polhemus ...
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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

21 November 2012 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

The Bay  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


[last lines]
Officer Jimson: [taking aim at a fellow officer] I'm not gonna let you die this way
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Written by Willie Dixon
Performed by Howlin' Wolf
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This movie would probably make you think twice about what's in your water.
28 November 2012 | by (Last house on the left) – See all my reviews

I'm not a huge fan of "found footage" films, but I liked this one.

BUT not every horror/thriller fan will like this film, so if your cup of tea is more of a shock and awe or an adrenaline pumping, blood gushing, gore spewing kind; you maaaaay want to skip this one.

What IS this movie? I'm not going to go into the storyline detailing, since a lot of reviews are already doing that. Instead, I'll tell you what kind of movie it is, in my own amateurish opinion.

This movie will appeal to the type of audience who likes to try new spins of old concepts. The movie does not have a lot of action, and it only has a bit of blood and gore, but it has its own charm. In the sense that it makes you think about possibilities, in general.

Granted, I thought it missed a lot of opportunities for scares, it still came out good and a convincing sample of FF. Maybe they didn't want to go for the "cheap scares" approach, which I have to admire them for, but the story did lack some substance. Still, I enjoyed it and would recommend it to friends.

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