Trailer: The Bay


The Bay is a found footage eco-horror film from Barry Levinson that looks like a mash-up of body/parasite horror and a zombie outbreak. I guess that sort of makes it a less-flatulent Gyo or a less-demony [REC]. Here’s the synopsis:

The quaint seaside town of Chesapeake Bay thrives on water; it is the lifeblood of the community. When two biological researchers from France find a staggering level of toxicity in the water, they attempt to alert the mayor, but he refuses to create a panic in the docile town. As a result, a deadly plague is unleashed, turning the people of Chesapeake Bay into hosts for a mutant breed of parasites that take control of their minds, and eventually their bodies.

Even though I’ve had more than my fill of found footage movies, I’m sort of curious about The Bay. It screens at the Toronto International Film Festival as well as The New York Film Festival before hitting theaters and VOD on November 2nd. Expect a review from us during our coverage of The New York Film Festival, which starts later this month.

Hubert Vigilla
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