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The Bay

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Director: Barry Levinson, Nansi Aluka, Christopher Denham, Stephen Kunken

Cast: Barry Levinson, Nansi Aluka, Christopher Denham, Stephen Kunken

 

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Three years after a massive government cover-up involving a parasitic outbreak in a small seaside town, a reporter unearths chilling footage that reveals the terrifying truth in this found footage-style shocker from Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson. On July 4th, 2009, the town of Claridge, Maryland experienced an unprecedented biological disaster. An isopod

Overview

Three years after a massive government cover-up involving a parasitic outbreak in a small seaside town, a reporter unearths chilling footage that reveals the terrifying truth in this found footage-style shocker from Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson. On July 4th, 2009, the town of Claridge, Maryland experienced an unprecedented biological disaster. An isopod parasite typically found in fish somehow found its way into a human host. As the town gathered for its annual Independence Day celebration, the parasite began to spread at unprecedented speeds, consuming its victims from the inside out. Now witness the terrifying events that unfolded that fateful holiday weekend as captured on the security cameras, mobile phones, and webcams of the people who witnessed them firsthand, but never lived to tell their stories.

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All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
Paranormal Activity creator Oren Peli helps that old dog Barry Levinson learn some new tricks in The Bay, and the Oscar-winning director performs them rather well as he uses found footage to tell the story of a quaint Maryland community that's attacked by an aggressive parasite that makes the leap from fish to humans with terrifying ferocity. Three years after a massive government cover-up involving a parasitic outbreak in a small seaside town, a reporter unearths chilling footage that reveals the terrifying truth. On July 4, 2009, the town of Claridge, MD, experienced an unprecedented biological disaster. An isopod parasite typically found in fish somehow made its way into a human host. As the town gathered for its annual Independence Day celebration, the parasite began to spread at an unprecedented speed, consuming its victims from the inside out. We witness the terrifying events that unfolded during that fateful holiday weekend as captured on the security cameras, mobile phones, and webcams of the people who experienced them firsthand, but never lived to tell their stories. As the found-footage phenomenon takes root as a genuine mainstream film movement, it's only natural that established directors try their hand at the rapidly evolving style. George A. Romero did it with varying degrees of success in 2007's Diary of the Dead, and now with the very first horror film of his four-decade career, Levinson does the creator of the modern zombie movie one better by tapping directly into our deepest fears about rampant disease and man-made epidemics. A sort of found-footage-style Outbreak for the first third of its running time, The Bay frames the story of the emerging plague with the footage and recollections of a budding journalist (Kristen Connolly) who is covering Claridge's annual Fourth of July celebrations when what initially appears to be a rash of murders breaks out in the town. Meanwhile, the video diaries of two ocean biologists reveal an alarming infestation spreading in the local waters; an overburdened doctor Skype chats with the CDC as his waiting room overflows with patients showing signs of what initially appears to be a highly contagious bacterial infection; local cops struggle to maintain order; the town mayor races to silence any sounds of alarm; and an unsuspecting young couple head to Claridge in a rented boat with their infant son in tow. Together with screenwriter Michael Wallach, Levinson juggles these plotlines with the skill of a seasoned storyteller, giving us just enough information at each turn to answer important questions while keeping tension levels high. That said, some of the best scares come during scenes that don't necessarily involve the main storylines, but serve as little self-contained segments of shock peppered throughout the film. The use of multiple video formats proves highly effective at keeping the viewer off balance; it's difficult to get comfortable when you never know what type and quality of images you'll be confronted with next. Also, by filling out the cast with talented yet lesser-known actors who prove largely adept at appearing unrehearsed in front of the camera, Levinson does a good job of maintaining the illusion of a small town plunged into total chaos. And though the spoken-but-not-seen coda ends The Bay on a somewhat anticlimactic note, Levinson and Wallach have done such an effective job at maintaining tension throughout that the film stands as a refreshing approach to such cautionary creature features as Godzilla or, more recently, The Host, and will no doubt still be lingering in our heads during our next trip to the lake. Much like a genuine parasitic infection, the horror takes root inside of us, and continues to grow long after the initial exposure.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/05/2013
UPC:
0031398166276
Original Release:
2012
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:25:00
Sales rank:
30,517

Special Features

Closed-Caption Feature-Length Commentary With Derector Barry Levinson "Into The Unknown: Barry Levinson On The Bay" Featurette

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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 Nurse Rebecca
Beckett Clayton-Luce Charles
Dave Hager Fisher Jerry
Tara Polhemus Teenage Girl
Sean Johnson Teenage Boy
Murat "Murf Dawg" Erdan Mike Radio Host
Lamya Reynolds Ms. Rosenblatt
Lucia Forte Marla Spadafora
Stacy Rabon Middle Age Woman
Charles Weaver Water Rescue Worker
Keyla S. Childs Ms. Crustacean
Justin Welborn Activist
Rick Benjamin News Anchor Bernie
Christi Lowe News Anchor Marsha
Jack Landry Larry
Holly Allen Sally
Robert C. Treveiler Dr. Williams
Brandon Hanson Cameraman Jim
Michael Beasley Officer Jimson
Heidi Lawson Nurse Jessica
Kenny Alfonso Dr. Michaels
Jody Thompson Officer Paul
Andrew Stahl Sheriff Lee Roberts
Zoe Clark Little Girl at Party
Wyatt Hays Little Boy at Party
Brandon O'Dell Bill
John David Bland Man Attacking Dr. Abrams
James Patrick Freetly Bob - Fishing
Alissa Harris Mom at Fair
Truman Brothers Tim
Tim Parati Fair Man
Bridget Gethins Fat Lady
Sue Plassman Woman with Boils
Chris Walters Harvey Crab Winner
Nan Stephenson Harvey's Wife
Kenya Phifer Woman Calling 911
Tim Ross Reporter - Brian
Jonathan "Lund" Maverick George Khouri
Jane McNeill Victim One
Ken Moran Chicken Feeder
Anthony Reynolds Homeland Security Officer
Rasool Jahan Dr. Nu
Divakar Shukla Dr. Sacerdoti
Zach Hanner EPA Staffer
Troy Rudeseal Man with Belly
Jennifer Burch Teen with Infested Arm
Sarah Jordan Levin Jennifer's Friend
Rachel Eddy Girl Texting
Jason Sosnoff Marine Biologist
Toni Sosnoff Stephanie's Mother

Technical Credits
Barry Levinson Director,Original Story,Producer
Jason Blum Producer
Lee Bonner Production Designer
Chris Bridges Makeup Special Effects
Ellen Chenoweth Casting
Stan Flint Art Director
Gaslight Studio Makeup Special Effects
Jonathan S. Gaynor Sound Mixer
Mariusz Glabinski Sound/Sound Designer
Urs Hirschbiegel Asst. Director
Emmie Holmes Costumes/Costume Designer
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones Executive Producer
Tracy Kilpatrick Casting
Paul A. Levin Associate Producer
Amelia McCarthy Casting
Katie Middleton Makeup
Josh Nussbaum Cinematographer
Liam O'Donnell Co-producer
Oren Peli Producer
Steven Schneider Producer
Jason Sosnoff Executive Producer
Colin Strause Executive Producer
Greg Strause Executive Producer
Michael Wallach Associate Producer,Original Story,Screenwriter
Aaron Yanes Editor
Marcelo Zarvos Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The BAY
1. Chapter 1 [5:06]
2. Chapter 2 [4:54]
3. Chapter 3 [5:35]
4. Chapter 4 [4:55]
5. Chapter 5 [5:45]
6. Chapter 6 [4:49]
7. Chapter 7 [5:35]
8. Chapter 8 [5:02]
9. Chapter 9 [5:20]
10. Chapter 10 [5:54]
11. Chapter 11 [4:43]
12. Chapter 12 [4:17]
13. Chapter 13 [7:17]
14. Chapter 14 [4:10]
15. Chapter 15 [5:33]
16. Chapter 16 [6:02]
17. Chapter 17 [:01]

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The Bay 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DEMONTHE7TH More than 1 year ago
Director Barry Levinson did an AMAZING job at keeping this movie suspenseful and darn-right creepy! It's pretty much on par with Jaws, where (as the reviewer said) the idea stays with you long past the movie. The special effects are kept at a minimal, but the makeup and modern effects are at a high which also makes this movie a lot scarier than it could have been. Camera work is top notch also!