The Bay

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"Panic feeds on fear."
  • R
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • 5.7  (29,312)
  • 65

The Bay is a found-footage horror movie that takes place in a small Maryland town that sits on the Chesapeake Bay. The movie is directed by Barry Levinson, and it stars Will Rogers, Kristen Connolly, and Kether Donohue. The film's story takes place on July 4th, 2009, when two million fish suddenly die in the Chesapeake Bay. The local news reports of the strange occurrence, but it is quickly forgotten. However, something else is going on beneath the surface of the water, and the audience is given a warning with alarming facts and statistics from various sources.

Soon, it becomes clear that a mysterious waterborne pathogen is responsible for the fish's death, and the outbreak quickly spreads. The government and local officials are slow to respond, which leads to widespread panic and chaos. The movie follows the events that unfold over the course of the day as the outbreak turns into an epidemic, infecting the town's inhabitants and wreaking havoc.

The Bay uses a combination of different filming techniques, including traditional camera shots, footage captured from the laptops and phones of people caught in the chaos with shaky camera movements, and security cameras hacked by a reporter who wants to discover the truth behind the outbreak.

The movie is chilling because it imagines a situation that is entirely plausible. The film includes real news footage and broadcasts that provide a sense of authenticity and believability to the movie's events. It also makes use of archival footage and CGI to create a very lifelike portrayal of the potential consequences of a waterborne epidemic.

The movie's main cast includes several character storylines that are interwoven throughout the narrative. Kristen Connolly plays a young reporter who is covering the July 4th celebrations in the town. She's persistent and determined to get to the bottom of the story even as the situation spirals out of control. Will Rogers portrays a marine biologist who has been trying to alert the authorities about the fish's strange behavior for months, only to be ignored. Finally, Kether Donohue plays a young mother who has just given birth to a baby infected with the pathogen and is fighting for her and her child's survival.

Despite its found-footage style, The Bay is a well-crafted movie that achieves its goals of demonstrating the terrifying consequences of a waterborne epidemic. The film's attention to detail in its depiction of the outbreak and its aftermath is impressive.

The movie's use of real footage and recreated news bulletins adds an extra layer of realism to the story. The film also manages to create a sense of tension that continues to grow throughout the movie. This rising tension culminates in the film's climactic moments when all hell breaks loose as the epidemic reaches the very heart of the town.

Overall, The Bay is a gripping and intense movie that is not for the faint-hearted. It's a film that will stay with you long after you've seen it, and it's a testament to the power of an expertly crafted horror movie that can unnerve and unsettle even the most hardened horror fan.

The Bay is a 2012 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 24 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7 and a MetaScore of 65.

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    5.7  (29,312)
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