The quaint seaside town of Chesapeake Bay thrives on water; it is the lifeblood of the community. When two biological researchers from France find a staggering level of toxicity in the water, they attempt to alert the mayor, but he refuses to create a panic in the docile town. As a result, a deadly plague is unleashed, turning the people of Chesapeake Bay into hosts for a mutant breed of parasites that take control of their minds, and eventually their bodies. A brutal and harrowing creature feature for the 21st century, THE BAY chronicles the descent of a small town into absolute terror.
- Getting a limited theatrical and on-demand release.
- Filmed in Georgetown, South Carolina.
- Alternate synopsis: "On the 4th of July in 2011, an unprecedented biological disaster is unleashed from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. An isopod parasite, carrying untreatable, mutated diseases, jumps from fish to human host and replaces them with itself. Seven years later, the true horror and scope of the event, captured mainly on home videos by the town’s now long-dead victims, is revealed to the public for the first time…"
- The film is being shot with hand-held cameras and will reportedly depict "a single day in the town. Much the same as the television show 24 centers around the events that take place in a one-day period."
- Originally known as Isopod.
- Produced by the team behind the Paranormal Activity films -- Jason Blum, Oren Peli and Steven Schneider.
- Said to be told from the perspective of "the people who left behind their camera phones, their IMs, their 911 calls, and other scraps of video and sound as the town fell into chaos."
A UHM staff member has not reviewed this film.