By Matt Singer | Criticwire November 2, 2012 at 10:12AM
Director: Barry Levinson
Cast: Kether Donohue, Christopher Denham, Nansi Aluka
Current Criticwire Average: B- (out of 13 critics)
Official Synopsis: "Two million fish washed ashore. One thousand blackbirds dropped from the sky. On July 3, 2009 a deadly menace swept through the quaint seaside town of Claridge, Maryland, but the harrowing story of what happened that Independence Day has never been told -- until now."
"The tension is like a parasite that worms its way into your brain. Waiting, patiently, for the just the right moment to strike."
"Surprisingly satisfying, like 'Jaws' for the YouTube/Skype era."
"An eco-horror film whose scares linger long after the credits roll."
"An unnerving eco-disaster thriller that refreshes the found-footage trend with surprising effectiveness."
"'The Bay''s taste-blind aesthetics might be a brilliant mimicry of crowd-sourced amateur media-making as it proliferates online, but you have to distance yourself from the spot-on simulation of kitsch in order to admire it, and that process precludes engagement with it as drama."
"The Bay" is now available on VOD, iTunes, and in limited release.