The Bay (2012) Film Review

Posted: July 4, 2014 in Horrendous Horror Movies
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The Bay, directed by Barry Levinson, was an exceptional found-footage horror movie. I am now, after watching this film, terrified of swimming in the lake because I do not want to become the next victim of the “underwater nightmare.”

Donna (Kether Donohue), a communications major, is ready to report on the Fourth of July Festivities in Claridge, Maryland when the unthinkable happens: a widespread bacterial infection begins spreading like wildfire. But after much investigation, and sorting through found footage, the audience begins to understand the real truth. Instead of an infection, mutated parasites are the culprits, and they are devouring community members right and left.

And did you know these parasites are real? The parasites are known as cymothoa exigua, or the tongue-eating louse. In The Bay, these parasites, due to pollution and a nuclear waste spill, mutated and grew to enormous lengths. (Oh, and the movie also made these parasites want to devour human flesh.)

After swimming or consuming contaminated water, your skin erupts in boils and blisters, and after a few hours, the fully grown “organism” will eat you from the inside out. (In a most graphic manner, I must add.)

I would highly recommend The Bay, and afterwards, you might think differently about jumping into a nearby lake or refreshing yourself with a cool glass of water.

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  1. sharva91 says:

    I’m glad to hear it, I saw this movie on Netflix and I was wondering how it would be!

  2. sharva91 says:

    Reblogged this on Psycho Brown Sugar and commented:
    It’s on Netflix and I’m glad it’s good. Definitely watching this next!

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