I dig Barry Levinson films. I liked Wag the Dog, Sleepers, Rain Man, The Natural... the list goes on and on because the man is a machine. But what's really lacking in Levinson's resume is horror. Sure there's Sphere, but that's about it. And you can see he's more than capable of getting dark, just look at Sleepers. Hell, I'd even argue that Toys was creepy as hell at times.
But that dry horror spell may change with The Bay, his latest that will be hitting theaters and On Demand on November 2nd, 2012.
Synopsis: 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.
From Oscar(r)-winning* director Barry Levinson and the producers of Paranormal Activity and Insidious comes this nerve-shredding tale of a small town plunged into absolute terror. 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, web cams, and whatever else could be used to document the nightmare in Claridge.
I've mentioned it numerous times that I really enjoy found footage films, so this is a no-brainer for me.