Chaos breaks out in a small Maryland town after an ecological disaster occurs.Chaos breaks out in a small Maryland town after an ecological disaster occurs.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 . . . —ahmetkozan
Good horror film about an environmental disaster.
The Bay is a pseudo-documentary about the events taking place in the town of Claridge on the shores of Chesapeake Bay, where an epidemic occurred on July 4 - the mutated parasites Cymothoa exigua moved from fish to eating human flesh. Years after the tragedy, documentary filmmakers are trying to put together all available material about the terrible incident. The film's budget was $2 million. The filmmakers decided to show some originality within the genre and collected filming not only from a couple of cameras, but from many. Reporter's camera, police car camera, teenager's mobile phone, street surveillance, and others. At the same time, the hand of the master is felt - the director is Barry Levinson ("Rain Man"). The film turned out to be interesting and exciting. Everything is edited like a real documentary. The events are shown by footage of the journalists filming the report, and footages of the police, doctors, ordinary residents of the city. Despite the use of different camera techniques and different characters, you do not lose the essence of what is happening. On the contrary. All attention is drawn to the events on the screen. The cast also deserves praise. They play very naturally. There is simply no one to find fault with. There are no famous actors in the caste, but they are not needed either. The whole atmosphere of chaos, fear, and panic is conveyed wonderfully. Aside from the person on whose behalf the narration follows (Kether Donohue as Donna Thompson), there are no central characters. They are all just parts of the big picture. "The Bay" became a good horror film about an environmental disaster. One of the best representatives of the genre in 2012.
- Aug 2, 2020
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