Two million fish washed ashore. One thousand blackbirds dropped from the sky. On July 4, 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 authorities believed they had buried the truth about the tragedy that claimed over 700 human lives. Now, three years later, a reporter has emerged with footage revealing the cover-up and an unimaginable killer: a mysterious parasitic outbreak.
Told from the perspective of those who were there and saw what happened, The Bay unfolds over 24 hours though people's iPhones, Androids, 911 calls, webcams, and whatever else could be used to document the nightmare in Claridge.
||November 2nd, 2012 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions|
||March 5th, 2013 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment|
||R for disturbing violent content, bloody images and language.|
(Rating bulletin 2233, 7/25/2012)
||Voiceover/Narration, Government Corruption, Conspiracy Theory, Found Footage, Mockumentary, Environment, Based on an UNTRUE Story, Intertitle, Whistleblowers, Prologue, Non-Chronological, Filmed By a Character, Body Horror, Parasite|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Science Fiction|
It's a strange week for home market releases. On the one hand, there are some terrific films that should do really well. On the other hand, after the top couple of titles, the quality of the releases plummets really fast. By the time we get outside of the top ten, we start to get mostly filler. The best film coming out this week is Schindler's List, which makes its Blu-ray debut this week. It is absolutely a must have; however, the Blu-ray is shovelware, which precludes it from being the Pick of the Week. The release that gets that honor is Wreck-It Ralph on either Blu-ray or 3D. It is worth paying the extra money for 3D, but not a lot of people have made the leap to 3D just yet.
The Bay is a documentary about the Hudson Bay Company, a Canadian retail chain that is the oldest company in North America and one of the oldest companies in the world, having been incorporated in 1670. -- No, wait. I'm being told that is incorrect. The Bay is actually a horror film that opened in limited release last year. It earned very good reviews, but completely bombed at the box office. Granted, most horror films struggle in limited release, but this was even worse than most. Were the moviegoers right to stay away? Or should it find a more receptive audience on the home market?
Flight earned top spot on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $13,217, just ahead of the overall box office leader, Wreck-It-Ralph, which earned an average of $13,070.
There are not a lot of new releases on this week's list, and even fewer that have a good shot at earning some measure of mainstream success. This Must Be the Place is probably the best bet in that regard, but fans of B-movies should try and see Miami Connection.
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