Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: Zac Efron Talks About His Masturbation Techniques In 'The Interview' Segment With James Franco Watch: Zac Efron Talks About His Masturbation Techniques In 'The Interview' Segment With James Franco First Look Images: Patrick Stewart As A Neo-Nazi In 'Blue Ruin' Director Jeremy Saulnier's 'Green Room' & More First Look Images: Patrick Stewart As A Neo-Nazi In 'Blue Ruin' Director Jeremy Saulnier's 'Green Room' & More Watch: Footage From "Sick," Unreleased Marilyn Manson Video, Directed By Eli Roth & Featuring Lana Del Rey Watch: Footage From "Sick," Unreleased Marilyn Manson Video, Directed By Eli Roth & Featuring Lana Del Rey R.I.P. Mike Nichols (1931-2014) R.I.P. Mike Nichols (1931-2014) Christopher Nolan Talks 'Interstellar' Twist And Enigmatic Ending Christopher Nolan Talks 'Interstellar' Twist And Enigmatic Ending Watch: Al Pacino Plays An Aging Rocker Transformed By John Lennon In First Trailer For ‘Danny Collins’ Watch: Al Pacino Plays An Aging Rocker Transformed By John Lennon In First Trailer For ‘Danny Collins’ Review: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1' Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Philip Seymour Hoffman, And More Review: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1' Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Philip Seymour Hoffman, And More Chloe Moretz, Elle Fanning & Hailee Steinfeld Eyed To Play Jean Grey In 'X-Men: Apocalypse' And More Chloe Moretz, Elle Fanning & Hailee Steinfeld Eyed To Play Jean Grey In 'X-Men: Apocalypse' And More Steve McQueen's Next Film Will Be About Paul Robeson Steve McQueen's Next Film Will Be About Paul Robeson Watch: First Trailer For 'The Age Of Adaline' Starring Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn And Harrison Ford Watch: First Trailer For 'The Age Of Adaline' Starring Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn And Harrison Ford Listen Up, Christopher Nolan Defends Sound Mix On 'Interstellar' Listen Up, Christopher Nolan Defends Sound Mix On 'Interstellar' Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway & More Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway & More 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Will Conclude With A 45-Minute Battle Sequence 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Will Conclude With A 45-Minute Battle Sequence Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Watch: Trailer For Barry Levinson's Horror Flick 'The Bay' Will Give You The Heebie Jeebies

Photo of Drew Taylor By Drew Taylor | The Playlist September 5, 2012 at 10:49AM

Whoa. We were expecting the Barry Levinson-directed found footage eco-horror flick "The Bay," produced by the "Paranormal Activity" team of Jason Blum, Oren Peli and Steven Schneider, to be something of a mild curiosity. After all, the 70-year-old director of "Diner" (which Vanity Fair recently profiled on its thirty year anniversary), hasn't had a truly buzz-worthy movie in a while, and the other movie made with the 'Paranormal' team around the same time (Rob Zombie's "Lords of Salem") hasn't even been picked up for distribution yet. Well, after watching the trailer we're more than intrigued, we're ready to pre-order our tickets now.
2
The Bay Promo skip crop

Whoa. We were expecting the Barry Levinson-directed found footage eco-horror flick "The Bay," produced by the "Paranormal Activity" team of Jason Blum, Oren Peli and Steven Schneider, to be something of a mild curiosity. After all, the 70-year-old director of "Diner" (which Vanity Fair recently profiled on its thirty year anniversary), hasn't had a truly buzz-worthy movie in a while, and the other movie made with the 'Paranormal' team around the same time (Rob Zombie's "Lords of Salem") hasn't even been picked up for distribution yet. Well, after watching the trailer (courtesy of Apple) we're more than intrigued, we're ready to pre-order our tickets now.

While the trailer is a little overlong and gives away a few too many twists, the movie looks surprisingly solid. Yes, it is within the "found footage" horror genre, but instead of taking a single point of view, it kind of absorbs any amateur footage – everything from teens on a boat to a news crew covering a mysterious outbreak of a water-born pathogen. While fairly referential (you can catch glimpses of everything from George Romero's "The Crazies" to killer brain slugs from outer space classic "Night of the Creeps"), the tone of "The Bay" seems deadly serious. And very, very scary.

Levinson, who came up with the story, and produced and directed "The Bay," seems to have taken that crazy tongue-eating parasite from a couple of years ago (if you need to be reminded, here you go), and expanded it to ridiculously disgusting heights. Body horror, potential viral outbreaks, weird worms, government conspiracies, zombie-like creatures, the cute girl from "Cabin in the Woods" – this thing has it all.

We should get word on the level of disgust fairly soon, since the film will play both the Toronto International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival (as part of its newly minted Midnight Movies series). It will be on iTunes and in theaters on November 2nd. We can't wait.

This article is related to: The Bay, Film Trailers


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates