The Bay details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Christopher Denham, Michael Beasley, Lauren Cohn, Kether Donohue, Stephen Kunken, Kristen Connolly|
|Genres:||Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller|
|Collections:||March - Action/Thriller|
|Run time:||1 hour 24 minutes|
|Rental release:||18 Mar 2013|
Most helpful review
Who wants a glass of water??By DBailey01 (36 reviews) from Huddersfield , 20 Mar 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]I rented this on the strength of a trailer, which I normally wouldn't do but I am glad I did. This is a very clever film for the current generation, which uses every single piece of footage as 'actual real life' footage. As a fan of Paranormal Activity, Insidious and Rec, this was clearly going to end up being a film for me. Firstly, the way the story is setup is perfect. The background to the story is provided by a News Channel interviewer who filmed what happened to this town and starts the film by appearing on Skype to tell us the story. From then on in, its a rollercoaster as we follow several people who happened to film themselves on that day to tell their story. I felt totally drawn into the situation and even though its not as scary or indeed as violent as other horror films out there, the cleverness and building of the story is to be admired. I would certainly rent this film and for me it is a purchase as it will be one I will want to watch again. All there is left to say - Anyone for a glass of water??
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It hasn't been since Cabin Fever that I have avoided drinking tap water so muchBy MangaFan (12 reviews) from London , 26 May 2013I can understand why this film appears to be reviewed like Marmite. You either love it or hate it. I love it because it is so damn real. It is also quite relevant with the weird eco events that sometimes happen in the world. Remember hearing the news story about birds falling dead out of the sky for no reason? It is also a refreshing change from the horror movies we are so accustomed to. It uses hand held camera footage, iPhone footage, Facetime footage, Skype footage, police car footage and fictional news reporter footage to show what happened in the town of Claridge Maryland on July 4th 2009. Although there are lots of horror movies that use digital/handheld camera footage (Blair Witch Project probably the first to) this one shows a variety of views of what happened to the citizens of Claridge from their perspectives.
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Better than expected!By CHRISTOBEN (131 reviews) from Loughborough , 25 May 2013Although not a fan of this type of pseudo-documentary film, I actually quite enjoyed this one. In the main, the performances are fairly convincing, and the special effects and makeup are very good. The constant switching between the different film sources is sometimes a little irritating, but it does manage to hold your interest most of the time with a story that makes you feel a little uncomfortable - the scenario is implausible but could it just be possible?
clever story could have been betterBy Gladys (10 reviews) , 23 May 2013Was ok expected more gore a clever story acted well by the leads . Needed some more technical effects for the obvious cgi slug creatures
Disappointing filmBy a customer , 20 May 2013What started off as promising drifted off into a 'seen it all before' boring horror. It was a stupid film but the idea behind the story could have been good but was not very well made.
Enviro horror movie.By Zebras22 (124 reviews) , 18 May 2013Very entertaining enviro horror movie. Filmed like a documentary and it really has good atmosphere. Thought it was going to be a standard American slasher movie, but it was rally good and makes you think about the corporate greed in America. The special effects are very good as well.