Not quite the same found footage film.
Some people might be sick of Found Footage films. I’m not. When done well, they’re extremely enjoyable. Though the fact that it’s been mostly horror to take advantage of the genre is saying something, I still like them. But here’s the thing, %98 of these films are usually done by first time or rookie directors. What would a experienced filmmaker do with the art style?
Enter Barry Levinson’s The Bay. A Crichton esq horror/eco thriller about a mutation in a local bay on 4th of July that causes a mutated breed of Isopod to infest the town. Watch the trailer and see for your self.
From the looks of it, it seems that The Bay is made up of a wide variety of point of views. Which is a great idea. Something big and bad like this were to happen, focusing on one person’s perspective kinda shrinks the scope. Here, it feels big.
And the real kicker, there is some truth to the creatures in the film. Isopods, or the sea louse, do have a species that invade fish like a parasite, eat the tongue away, and set up shop at the fish’s new tongue. Fish lives by eating and the Isopod gets the scraps. They don’t take over and turn them into zombie like beings though.
The Bay opens November 2nd in theaters and On Demand.