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The Bay

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Stan Flint

The Bay

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
85 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/02/12
performer:
Michael Beasley, Christopher Denham, Andy Stahl
director:
Barry Levinson
distributor:
Roadside Attractions
genre:
Horror

We gave it an A-

Concerned about the real-life toxicity of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay and using a grab bag of clever found-footage-style imagery, Barry Levinson has made one hell of a creepy little eco-horror pic. One minute, folks are splashing around the Maryland shoreline; the next, they’re ravaged (in gruesome detail) by hideous parasitic isopods that have evolved in polluted water. Chaos follows. And if the filmmaker has his way, so will action: The Chesapeake Bay is 40 percent dead. And isopods are real. (Also available on VOD) A-