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The Bay (2012)

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Chaos breaks out in a small Maryland town after an ecological disaster occurs.

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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

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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)

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$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 »

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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 »

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Officer Paul: Jim it's me... it's
[is cut off by gun-shots]
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Devil Inside (2013) See more »

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Grover's Corner from 'Our Town'
Written by Aaron Copland
Performed by Aaron Copland and The Philharmonic Orchestra
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19 September 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Needless to say we have had our fair share of bad 'found footage' horror films and I'm not a big fan of these but 'The Bay' is a fresh out look at it. I find that it always keeps a hint of mystery about it throughout the film.

The characters play their parts well despite them just being segments. You never loose touch on reality with the way the footage is put together and with the narration throughout you don't get mixed up, and its oddly thought provoking for a low budget movie, also the special effects are small but work well.

Barry Levinson has done well to bring a beat up genre back and show what can be done with it.


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