The words horror cinema and Oscar-winning director are rarely found in the same sentence, but The Bay looks set to change all that.

A flick that promises a fresh slant on the found footage formula, the film sees Rain Man-helmer Barry Levinson mash together CCTV, 911 calls, mobile phone conversations and TV reports into an electifying mix.

Overseen by the producers of both Paranormal Activity and Insidious, The Bay is an ecological nightmare that focuses on a small Maryland town that becomes the centre of a catastrophic plague.

Starring Cabin In The Woods star Kristen Connolly and having already gathered some storming reviews in the US, The Bay hits UK cinemas on 1st March 2013.

 

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.