Hot off its festival run that included a World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and American premiere at the New York Film Festival, the eco-horror thriller The Bay made its mark at New York Comic Con, where director Barry Levinson sat down for a panel hosted by the Nerdist's Chris Hardwick. The film is only the second horror feature Levinson has ever helmed, and like his first, Sphere, terror comes from the ocean.
Centered in a charming Maryland town of Chesapeake Bay, this freaky feature blends elements of horror and sci-fi to create a cinematic concoction that's terrifying and nauseating. What lurks in the bay that's killing all the fish? It's a new breed of parasite that slides into water-frolicking humans and eats its way out. That's right, this threat is literally coming from within.
For the life of me I don't understand why more horror movies aren't made on the cheap. Granted, they normally cost less money than most Hollywood fare, but you really don't need big name actors or crazy effects to make them work. You just need a fresh idea and some solid marketing. If you can accomplish those two things, a small but loyal contingent will show up, turning a nice profit for both studio and filmmaker