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Two million fish washed ashore. One thousand blackbirds dropped from the sky. On July 4, 2009 a deadly menace swept through the quaint seaside town of Claridge, Maryland, but the harrowing story of what happened that Independence Day has never been told until now. From Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson and the producers of Paranormal Activity and Insidious comes this nerve-shredding tale of a small town plunged into absolute terror. The authorities believed they had buried the truth about the tragedy that claimed over 700 human lives. Now, three years later, a reporter has emerged with footage revealing the cover-up and an unimaginable killer: a mysterious parasitic outbreak. Told from the perspective of those who were there and saw what happened, The Bay unfolds over 24 hours through people's iPhones, Androids, 911 calls, web cams, and whatever else could be used to document the nightmare in Claridge.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 69
- Fresh: 53
- Rotten: 16
- Average Rating: 6.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: There is a lot of nasty stuff to look at, but very little that is genuinely haunting, jolting or terrifying.
Fresh: One hell of a creepy little eco-horror pic.
Fresh: It's schlock with honor, schlock with a conscience, schlock that speaks to the way we live now.
Fresh: A straightforward whatdunnit and a passionate slap in the face for a spineless EPA.
Adult horror film
If you are only scared of ghosts, then this is not the movie for you. It is quite scary considering that its based on an exaggerated truth about our water. This is a great piece of work by Barry Livinson and deserves more attention that it got. This could just happen at anytime. Although ghosts are quite scary, but this ecological disaster is very possible
This was really bad.....Bad acting. Bad editing. Bad idea overall. Yes its believeable about bacteria and water etc but its just overall not a scary film. I was really bored. The fact that everyone is on skype during a natural distaster such as this was laughable. Worst movie I have probably ever seen. This makes Battlefield Earth look like the Godfather. Im serious.
Levinson does Horror--who knew?
I think Barry Levinson should consider making another horror movie, because 'The Bay' is an extremely effective eco-thriller. Although it uses the now tired found-footage trope, it's handled a bit differently here as the entire story is narrated by a survivor. Levinson also wisely intercuts a multitude of different media recorded during the event which cuts back considerably on the annoying 'shake-cam' that has really hurt this horror sub-genre. This one is scary mainly for it's pure plausibility--unlike something like 'Paranormal Activity'. You'll definitely think twice about what you're drinking and where you're swimming. If you like horror movies that get under your skin--in this case, quite literally--then I highly recommend 'The Bay'.