Roadside Attractions has revealed the trailer for The Bay, a new film from Barry Levinson that finds the director not only dabbling in creature feature territory, but also treading on “found footage” grounds.
Levinson previously gave us Diner, Good Morning, Vietnam and Rain Man. So, yes, this is a bit of a switch-up for him.
The Cabin in the Woods’ Kristen Connolly stars in the film which is set in the quaint seaside town of Chesapeake Bay. It’s a town that 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.
The Bay is opening November 2nd. It plays to Toronto International Film Festival audiences this month.