Academy Award winning director Barry Levinson’s new film ‘The Bay’ is certainly a departure from his regular sort of films. Instead of his classics like ‘Diner’, ‘Good Morning Vietnam’, and ‘Rain Man’, Levinson is trying his hand at horror. Set in a seaside town on Chesapeake Bay where a parasitic outbreak had been covered up, this film takes found footage to a whole new level and utilizes over 20 different kinds of cameras ranging from iPhones and Skype to tell the tale.
Thanks to Bloody Disgusting and IGN, you can see for yourself this interesting form of storytelling. In the first video, we’re shown some isopods that seem to be causing the plague threatening this town. In the second video, we see what happened to one citizen after being exposed to the outbreak. Check out the videos below, followed by a full 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’ opens in theaters on November 2nd.