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.