A Truly Scary Movie You May Have Missed - THE BAY

From The Journal

Yet another addition to the found footage genre, The Bay had the potential to be a tiresome and predictable affair because of how overused the style has become in recent years. However, it’s actually a relatively well made and surprisingly enjoyable, icky little creature feature.

Starting off with a news reporter speaking into a webcam, the film recounts the terrible events that took place in the small fictional bayside community of Claridge, Maryland. During the fourth of July celebrations people start to break out in boils and suffer from violent sickness which, as we soon find out, is the result of some sort of fast-spreading infection.

The main problem with a lot of found footage movies is you’re constantly wondering why in the world the person holding the camera is still filming the events. Smart takes on the style get around that fact and The Bay is one of those.

Instead of it following one set of camera footage throughout which has inexplicably been edited together for our enjoyment and understanding, we see events from a variety of different sources including news footage and even CCTV at points. This not only brings a certain believability to the film but also means there’s almost always something interesting to look at, your eyes darting around the screening soaking in the information and looking for signs of just what the hell is going on.

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