Trailer and poster for Barry Levinson's The Bay features another trip down found-footage lane
In a very surprising move, Barry Levinson, director of such classics as THE NATURAL, RAIN MAN, and GOOD MORNING VIETNAM, has decided to dip his toe in the found-footage horror genre with THE BAY, an infection flick with all the trimmings; flesh-eating creatures, zombies, 911 calls, shitty hand-held video, and of course, screaming.
It doesn't look half bad, but it doesn't look like a knock out of the park either. Although he hasn't had a major hit in a while, I still expect more from Levinson, as he's proven to have more clout based on his reporoirre. However, I can't begrudge a guy for taking a chance and doing something different, if even just to try it out. There are definitely some genuinely creepy moments, shouldered with some genuinely cliched ones.
Here's the synopsis:
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.
THE BAY hits theaters and iTunes on November 2, 2012.
|Extra Tidbit:||Anyone sick of this genre yet or is there still a desire for more of this?|