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18 March 2013

The Bay DVD Review

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The Bay is one of those films that, for a while, refused to dismount all your favourite horror sites, instead riding a wave of publicity that saw its posters, trailers, and clips trickle down to a (generally) not-too-bothered fan base. Considering the fact that Barry Levinson (Rain Man) is in the director’s chair it’s easy to see why The Bay is getting so much attention.

The Bay takes Jaws, Piranha, our terror for ecological disaster and conspiratorial governments, mixes them up, plants them in an adorable wee fishing town in Maryland then lets everything spiral out of control. Amateur reporter Donna Thompson recalls all this three years later, narrating the patchwork of news coverage, home movie, and CCTV that has been salvaged since the terrible events of July 4th 2009, when a mysterious plague swept through the town.

Levinson tackles the beginnings of the epidemic with ease, carefully constructing a community so idyllic its almost queasy. The initial signs of trouble slip quickly into a fully-fledged plague-like affair but it’s those first moments of panic and terror that are presented in a much more sombre tone to help to set the film’s regretful mood. Unfortunately the last half skips on tension: suddenly everyone is dead and people blowing their brains out on first signs of itchy patches. The film just seems to lose itself in the imagery of chaos, enjoying the sight of panic and eventual silence more than trying to relay that disorientation to the audience.

Cut with all the finesse of a five year old with ADHD, The Bay squanders a nice tense first half by trying to spread itself over too much ground in the last. Jumping between perspectives should have given the story a much needed scope but it doesn’t pull off. ‘From the producers of Insidious and Sinister’ is what you’ll find proudly flaunted close to the film’s title in any publication, notice the pattern of naff third acts emerging here. Hopefully the producers will too.

One of the more interesting found-footage escapades of the past few years, The Bay fails to close the curtain on a successful feature, losing its way after a great set-up. However there are still a good few moments and a squeamish enough creature to sustain some frights.

★★1/2☆☆

Scott Clark

Rating:15
Release Date: 15th March 2013 (UK Cinema) 18th March 2013 (UK DVD)
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Dont Drink The Bay, Just Win it! Win Barry Levinson's The Bay On DVD

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The “Genuinely scary and effective” (Twitch Film) eco-horror that is being heralded as “Horror for grown-ups” (5* The Guardian) arrives on DVD and Blu-ray March 18th through Momentum Pictures - the superb Barry Levinson-directed ‘The Bay’ (Momentum Pictures).

From Academy Award-winning director Barry Levinson comes a brutal and harrowing creature feature for the 21st century which graphically chronicles the descent of a small town into absolute terror. Focusing on the quaint coastal town of Claridge, Maryland that thrives on the safe, tranquil and abundant waters of Chesapeake Bay, a gruesome plague is unleashed during their annual Independence Day celebrations, quickly infecting the residents and turning them against each other.

To celebrate the release of The Bay, we’re giving away a copy on DVD!

The quaint coastal town of Claridge, Maryland thrives on the safe, tranquil and abundant waters of Chesapeake Bay. During their annual Independence Day celebrations, a gruesome plague is unleashed, quickly infecting the residents and turning them against each other. A brutal and harrowing creature feature for the 21st century, “The Bay” graphically chronicles the descent of a small town into absolute terror.

To Win The Bay on DVD please answer the following Question:

Q.What Good Morning '.....' Did Barry Levinson Direct about in 1987 With Robin Williams ?


Email your answer, name, address, Postcode only (no telephone numbers) winatcinehouseuk@gmail.com Deadline for competition is Sunday 7th April 2013 (23:59pm)You must 15 or older to enter   Double your chances follow us at Facebook! (you will get double entry every contest) Also why not enter The Bay competition at The Peoples Movies to? Enter Here
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5 September 2012

Tiff 2012: Barry Levinson's The Bay Trailer

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When you include 'found footage' into the chat talking about a horror even some hardcore horror fans would run a mile, however give the tired sub genre a break as there's been a few films worth a look. One of those films is Barry Levinson's The Bay which is heading to midnight  Madness screenings at Toronto Film Festival and tonight we have the official theatrical trailer.

The Bay is centred around the small town of Chesapeake Bay when a deadly parasite is found in the towns war supply causing panic, terror within the public. Whilst many Found footage films look low budget probably Blair witch, Paranormal Activity as their influences The Bay seems to be inspired by the likes of George C Romero's The Crazies, Night Of The Creeps, Dawn of The Dead giving the film some solidity. The trailer does reveal  a little too much but there's enough body horror, gore to scare the heevie jeevies out of you. On paper would you really think The Bay is a film made by the man who brought us Rain Man, Good Morning Vietnam? Probably not but its worth a look when it comes.

Don't know exactly when this one will arrive in UK or even if its a direct to DVD release, however after Toronto the Bay has a November 2nd Cinema release in USA. The Bay stars Will Rogers, Steven Kunken, Kether Donohue, Frank Deal, Christopher Denham and Kristin Connelly.

 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. A brutal and harrowing creature feature for the 21st century, THE BAY chronicles the descent of a small town into absolute terror.

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