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Bloody New Look At ‘The Bay,’ Police Cam Footage Discovered

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Roadside Attractions has shared a new clip from Barry Levinson’s (interview here) eco-horror The Bay. The found-footage horror was originally to be released via Lionsgate, but will now hit theaters November 2 from Roadside.

The clip takes us in a house where we hear everything, but see nothing. There’s also two new images over at Hitfix. The movie involves some nasty tongue-eating isopods, which are actually real. They eat a creature’s (fish, whales even) tongue and sit there in place of it absorbing all of the incoming food. More on that here.

Starring Will Rogers, Steven Kunken, Kether Donohue, Frank Deal, Christopher Denham and Kristin Connelly, “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(R)-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 though people’s iPhones, Androids, 911 calls, webcams, and whatever else could be used to document the nightmare in Claridge.

  • djblack1313

    that’s pretty fucking intense!

  • Aaron Emery

    I could go either way with this, I like the concept (parasites/bugs scare the fuck out of me) but I just wish it wasn’t found footage!!! On the flip side found footage allows for stuff like this, just seeing the house and hearing what’s happening is far more intense than seeing it. This is, of course, my opinion.

    • djblack1313

      Aaron, i agree with you word for word. :)

    • omer135

      I think it’s a lot better when you actually see what is happening.

      • Aaron Emery

        I’ve always kinda felt that what you don’t see is much scarier than what you do, think The Thing 2011, think bouncing aliens :p

        • djblack1313

          Aaron (& Omer135), for me it depends on the movie and how said movie is executed/made. JAWS (and imo JAWS 2) was in part so effective because they DID NOT show you the shark very much until the end (i guarantee you that if the movie was made these days they’d show the shark within the first 2 minutes of the movie and then continue to show it every chance they could thereby taking away the impact! LOL).

          the mind in most cases can create far worse visuals than what would actually be seen on screen. in Zombie’s H2, we don’t really SEE Annie’s attack from Michael (only flashes of it) and just HEARING the terror & actual screams of pain coming from Danielle’s Annie as she’s literally being bashed/destroyed/broken was IMO so horrific.

          i didn’t hate THE THING 2011, i just disliked very much the creature designs and much of the CGI but both THING versions had in your face creature moments (i love Carpenter’s film a lot!).

          • Aaron Emery

            I guess my Thing analogy wasn’t the best one to use haha, I actually liked the 2011 version save for the creatures. Annie’s death in H2 and her fathers discovery of her body (uncut version) is probably, IMO, one of the most effectively cut scenes in a long time, it was actually quite brilliant and heartbreaking, how often in a slasher film do you have such an emotional death. Back to the topic at hand lol, this scene almost seems like something out of The Fourth Kind and I feel those scenes were some of the best things about that movie. Another good analogy, although not quite the same thing, would be We Need To Talk About Kevin, it isn’t shown until the end what Kevin actually did but in your head you’re creating your own story, I dunno, I was anyway. Good stuff.

  • omer135

    The Thing 2011 was awesome IMO.

  • ViciousVoux

    If only this was in my local theater! :(

  • djblack1313

    i just watched this and there’s barely any shaky cam in this. it’s mostly done with stationary cams. this movie is DEFINITELY above just about any shaky cam movie i’ve ever seen. Levinson has deftly handled this perfectly. i was on the edge of my seat for most of this movie and (before anyone asks me) no i didn’t work on this movie, lol.

    i really liked this film. the sense of dread that starts nearly immediately into the movie just builds and builds. i normally dislike found footage movies because of the shaky cam deal but also because it’s usually impossible to get invested in what’s going on. not the case with THE BAY.

    i’m a bit shocked i liked this movie as much as i do but it’s VERY good. i give it an 8 out of 10. and Aaron & omer135, the scene we were discussing (the video above) IS creepy/scary sounding but after seeing this movie i have to agree with omer135. it WOULD have been cooler to see what had happened with this scene. the movie is still very good but this scene in particular would have been cooler to see.

    also even though the trailer almost makes it seem like infected become zombies/zombie-like that’s not the case. i higly recommend this movie!

    • Aaron Emery

      Alright, I’m sold. Just started the iTunes download :) I actually had no idea till just a few minutes ago that it was on VOD.

      • djblack1313

        Aaron, you MUST post a review! i can’t wait to see what you thought of this. i liked it so much i’m going to watch it again.

        • Aaron Emery

          Well, I have to admit I was totally wrong on both things preconceptions I had about this, first off that scene in particular (while still wicked intense) I want to see everything that happened in that house. The other worry I had was based on my thoughts on found footage, but man was it put to good use here, very well done. Their was a strong sense of impending doom from the very start and it never let’s up. The subtle eerie music drove the atmosphere home. I’m one of the few people that found The Thaw to be pretty great, but this was the biggest surprise I’ve seen in awhile. I’m in the right mind to say 9/10. Damn.

          • djblack1313

            Aaron, awesome! i’m glad you like it too! it’s funny how both of us ended up REALLY wanting to see (and not just hear) the scene posted above! lol. it’s a shame this movie is only getting an extremely limited run. i’m not sure a wide release would work with this or not but it’s a VERY good movie (and again, this is coming from someone who normally hates “found footage” movies).

  • Zombie-Killa

    Fucking limited release shit. No showings at an theaters near me.

    Oh, well V/H/S and The Bay are on my DVD releases watch list!

  • Taniamarie19

    Just finished this movie up and most horror topics don’t scare me, but diseases and things like that defiantly do. I think this movie despite not being a ‘high budget’ movie, was better than the Happening, or the Crazies, which both sorta had similar topics with the disease thing. I give it a 9/10 myself. It was pretty intense.

  • Aaron Emery

    @DJBLACK, I’m actually kind of dissapointed in the release as I think it deserves better! But you’re right, it probably would have bombed anyway, obviously the less original the movie the better the box office. As far as “found footage” goes, this is a prime example of how to use it. The whole film was so subtle and eerie, absolutely fantastic!

    • djblack1313

      definitely, Aaron. not that i really care or pay much attention to any movie’s approval rating (on Rottentomatoes, etc) but this movie for the most part is getting very good/good reviews and there was NO promotion behind it. i’m not expecting or saying it should have had millions of dollars in promotions going on but no one i know has even heard of this movie. i’m happy a skilled director like Levinson directed this. finally a good found footage movie! i DO like CHRONICLE & CLOVERFIELD though! :)

      • Aaron Emery

        Yea, I was talking with one of my friends last night (a fellow horror geek) and I was all excited about how good it was, he had never heard of it. It’s VOD release wasn’t even mentioned as far as I know, and it was only $4.99, I paid $9.99 for both V/H/S and Sleep Tight. Oh, I also really liked Cloverfield as well as Chronicle, although the latter never felt like much of a found footage film to me. I also absolutely love Blair Witch Project and (shamefully) I kinda liked Project X. Somebody kill me. Between the 2 of us I think we have a chance getting this article on the ‘MOST POPULAR’ on the side of the page haha. :)

        • djblack1313

          LOL! yeah, Barry Levinson owes us for helping to promote this movie! LOL (joking!). :)