Two best friends see their trip of a lifetime take a dark turn when one of them is struck by a mysterious affliction. Now, in a foreign land, they race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely.
An investigation into a government cover-up leads to a network of abandoned train tunnels deep beneath the heart of Sydney. As a journalist and her crew hunt for the story it quickly becomes clear the story is hunting them.
Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student's disappearance.
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
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 »
Narrator states that the instance of something wrong was 6 weeks before July 4th. The footage that accompanies this statement is dated June 18th, clearly not 6 weeks before July 4th. See more »
Not the worst found footage movie I have ever seen ... but close to it
The acting was pretty bad (with some exceptions) the story was very derivative, and the dialog was cringe-worthy. I feel the only reason they used "found footage" format was to save money in the post production, although some of the special effects and make-up weren't THAT bad. What really got to me was how bad the "science" was. Everything said that was suppose to be factual or scientific was just so mind-numbingly stupid and just plain wrong, I had to roll my eyes and slap my forehead. At the end of the movie my eyes hurt and I have a bruise.
If you have less than a 10th grade education, love found footage, love infection/horror movies and have seen everything else in the genre, maybe try this movie if you are really bored. Otherwise, just turn on a random SyFy original and chances are it will be much better than this.
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