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

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Barry Levinson

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Michael Wallach (screenplay by), Barry Levinson (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nansi Aluka ... Jaquline
Christopher Denham ... Sam
Stephen Kunken ... Dr. Abrams
Frank Deal ... Mayor Stockman
Kether Donohue ... Donna
Kristen Connolly ... Stephanie
Will Rogers ... Alex
Kimberly Campbell Kimberly Campbell ... Nurse Rebecca
Beckett Clayton-Luce Beckett Clayton-Luce ... Charles
Dave Hager ... Fisher Jerry
Tara Polhemus Tara Polhemus ... Teenage Girl
Sean Johnson Sean Johnson ... Teenage Boy
Murat Erdan Murat Erdan ... Mike Radio Host (as Murat 'Murf Dawg' Erdan)
Lamya Jezek ... Ms. Rosenblatt (as Lamya Reynolds)
Lucia Scarano ... Marla Spadafora (as Lucia Forte)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2012 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bay See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgetown, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,926, 4 November 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$30,474, 11 November 2012
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The parasitic crustacean depicted in the film is Cymothoa exigua (Schiødte & Meinert, 1884), as known as tongue-eating louse. The female parasites fishes by attaching itself to their tongue where extracts the fish blood causing the tongue to atrophy. The parasite then replaces the fish's tongue and feeds on the host's blood or mucus. That explains why many townspeople are found with their tongues extracted. 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 »

Quotes

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 The Rheinsberg Tapes See more »

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Spoonful
Written by Willie Dixon
Performed by Howlin' Wolf
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Refreshing
19 September 2013 | by jacksongeorge56See 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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