The Bay (2012) | Barry Levinson’s ecological found-footage horror thriller will make your skin crawl!

The Bay (2012)

Using CCTV, police recordings and webcam diaries, a wannabe reporter Donna (Kether Donohue) reveals how a new species of flesh-eating intestinal parasite infected the population of her Maryland hometown during a July 4th celebration, turning the thriving coastal community into a graveyard in just three days…

The Bay (2012)

In the hands of director Barry Levinson, this found-footage faux documentary is an expertly crafted cautionary tale fusing social commentary with gross-out monsters as a new species of flesh-eating parasite infects the water supply of a thriving Chesapeake Bay community. Like the horsemeat scare which hit the UK back in 2o13, this nightmare scenario is a very real possibility and Levinson’s film only serves as a chilling warning against messing with the food chain.

The Bay (2012)

From Jaws and Day of the Animals to Piranha and Prophecy, I loved getting vicarious thrill from eco-horrors, and The Bay is no exception. It’s also one that WILL get under your skin. The parasites might make you think twice about drinking tap water or eating seafood again, but the film’s real villains are the profit-driven businesses, corrupt officials, ineffectual police and bureaucratic CDC who fail the small town as it is laid waste by the ecological disaster. Now that’s something to think about…

The Bay is available in the UK on Blu-ray, DVD and online (click here) from Momentum Pictures

Click here for an interview with director Barry Levinson and here for the fanhub.


About Peter Fuller

Peter Fuller is an award-winning print, radio and television journalist and producer, with over 30 years experience covering film and television, with a special interest in world cinema and popular culture. He is a leading expert on the life and career of Vincent Price and actively promotes the actor's legacy through publications, websites and special events.

Posted on December 19, 2014, in American Indie, Horror, Must See, Must See, Thriller and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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