Excerpt: Barry Levinson takes a break from star-studded dramas and comedies to direct this creepy and intriguing found-footage horror movie. Now I know what you're thinking: "Oh great another one of those wannabe Blair Witch Projects?". It's true that it's not breaking new ground but it is having a ball with the premise that agricultural runoff is transforming the Chesapeake Bay into a haven for supersized parasitic invertebrates.
Summary: This is not the typical 'found footage' film that it may seem to be. 'The Bay' presents more of a documentary feel, by encompassing footage from multiple viewpoints and times that cultivates in understanding the horrific events that take place in this small bay town. What proceeds is the formation of a new 'creepy-crawly' aquatic formed creature and it's gruesome body count.
Excerpt: I had heard this film described as an eco-horror film with a found footage aspect. Considering how disappointed I have been in most of the so-called "found footage" films that have been released recently, I was skeptical coming in. However, the fact that Barry Levinson (who directed Rain Man, Sleepers and Wag the Dog amongst many others) was behind the camera made me feel a bit better about the film as a whole.
Summary: The Bay is one of those horror films that just needs to be seen by every horror fan! Mixing Shivers with 28 Days Later and Jaws, The Bay is a fantastically realistic and powerful movie that's very heavy on its eco message. This film stands heads and shoulders above other horror films, which comes as no surprise when you realise that the director behind Rain Man and Good Morning Vietnam is responsible for the film.
Summary: The Bay isn't your typical horror. It's ecological, subtle and thoughtful rather than brazen and super gory. Although it's also pretty bloody and genuinely terrifying! Without giving too much away, The Bay will definitely make you question the water you drink, and for good reason. I've been hooked every time I've watched it and even now I'm still researching the science and very real dangers portrayed on screen!
Conclusion: What Contagion should have been. The acting is fine, even though one person does not standout but it is the plot that is the talking point here. This may not be typical Horror but it is scary how believable most of it all is. The use of handheld is brilliant and the atmosphere is desperate and horrific. The Bay is well directed and well made and a standout entry in the found footage genre (alongside Cloverfield, Chronicle, etc.).
Summary: Alltså allvarligt! Janne Ahlgren hur i hela friden kan du ha gett denna nästan 4 av 5 i betyg?! Den är max en 2a för mig... Jag brukar alltid lita på betyget från Janne och det brukar alltid stämma överens om vad även jag tyckte om filmen i efterhand. Men denna gång var det helt tvärt om! Menar vart finns logiken att i filmen så har de stängt ner mobilnätet så ingen kan ringa ur, men internet funkar.