History Film / TheBay

20th Jul '16 1:16:28 AM marcoasalazarm
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* LeftHandVersusRightHand[=/=]CIAEvilFBIGood: The CDC is presented as eager to help but powerless because of lack of information, while Homeland Security is presented as a bunch of [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Obstructive Bureaucrats]] which concealed information of previous isopod attacks in order to "prevent panic" and is implied are the ones who ordered the town to be quarantined and left to die, as well as concealed all information of the isopod attack that makes the whole film (to the point that it may have also killed Stephanie off-screen, afterwards, once she released it for us to see).



* NoFEMAResponse: A rash of flesh-eating isopods is eating the inhabitants of an entire town, an incurable, horrifying epidemic that had the chief doctor of the local hospital increasingly desperate and pretty much begging the CDC for help. The government's response? Not provide him with a direct answer when he contacts them, quarantine the town for three days with the implication that they are waiting for everybody infected by the isopods to be totally killed off) and conceal all information of the attack (to the point that Stephanie, who edited the "found footage", explicitly says that a bunch of hackers helped her obtain it and that she totally expects to be KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade once she releases it). To make things even worse, the implication is that the CDC would have been very glad to help with this situation, but ''Homeland Security'' decided to keep everything concealed.



* RightHandVersusLeftHand[=/=]CIAEvilFBIGood: The CDC is presented as eager to help but powerless because of lack of information, while Homeland Security is presented as a bunch of [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Obstructive Bureaucrats]] which concealed information of previous isopod attacks in order to "prevent panic" and is implied are the ones who ordered the town to be quarantined and left to die, as well as concealed all information of the isopod attack that makes the whole film (to the point that it may have also killed Stephanie off-screen, afterwards, once she released it for us to see).



* ThereIsNoFEMAResponse: A rash of flesh-eating isopods is eating the inhabitants of an entire town, an incurable, horrifying epidemic that had the chief doctor of the local hospital increasingly desperate and pretty much begging the CDC for help. The government's response? Not provide him with a direct answer when he contacts them, quarantine the town for three days with the implication that they are waiting for everybody infected by the isopods to be totally killed off) and conceal all information of the attack (to the point that Stephanie, who edited the "found footage", explicitly says that a bunch of hackers helped her obtain it and that she totally expects to be KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade once she releases it). To make things even worse, the implication is that the CDC would have been very glad to help with this situation, but ''Homeland Security'' decided to keep everything concealed.
20th Jul '16 1:11:31 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ApocalypticLog: This is what some of the footage is, particularly the videos left by Dr. Abrams, the head doctor who must deal with the outbreak at the local hospital, and Jennifer, a young girl who records the progress of her infection via a Skype/[=YouTube=]-like web app.

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* ApocalypticLog: This is what some of the footage is, particularly the videos left by Dr. Abrams, the head doctor who must deal with the outbreak at the local hospital, and Jennifer, a young girl who records the progress of her infection via a Skype/[=YouTube=]-like web app. Stephanie also says that the government may kill her once she releases the video, so this may be ''her'' Apocalyptic Log as well.


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* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: Stephanie [[DeadManWriting explicitly says that she expects this to happen to her]] once she releases her report (the film we are seeing). The movie never tells us if this really ended up happening to her.
* LeftHandVersusRightHand[=/=]CIAEvilFBIGood: The CDC is presented as eager to help but powerless because of lack of information, while Homeland Security is presented as a bunch of [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Obstructive Bureaucrats]] which concealed information of previous isopod attacks in order to "prevent panic" and is implied are the ones who ordered the town to be quarantined and left to die, as well as concealed all information of the isopod attack that makes the whole film (to the point that it may have also killed Stephanie off-screen, afterwards, once she released it for us to see).


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* ThereIsNoFEMAResponse: A rash of flesh-eating isopods is eating the inhabitants of an entire town, an incurable, horrifying epidemic that had the chief doctor of the local hospital increasingly desperate and pretty much begging the CDC for help. The government's response? Not provide him with a direct answer when he contacts them, quarantine the town for three days with the implication that they are waiting for everybody infected by the isopods to be totally killed off) and conceal all information of the attack (to the point that Stephanie, who edited the "found footage", explicitly says that a bunch of hackers helped her obtain it and that she totally expects to be KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade once she releases it). To make things even worse, the implication is that the CDC would have been very glad to help with this situation, but ''Homeland Security'' decided to keep everything concealed.
27th May '16 11:17:26 PM Sharlee
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** [[spoiler: The RealLife isopod of which these are allegedly mutations doesn't actually ''eat'' fishes' tongues, but latches onto and drains blood from them until the tongue atrophies over several weeks. Even allowing that pollutants could cause isopods to grow that fast, it certainly wouldn't cause the ''humans''' metabolic rate to accelerate enough to speed up the tongue-shrinkage process to a matter of hours.]]
22nd Sep '15 9:08:33 AM Morgenthaler
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''[[{{Film/TheBay}} The Bay]]'' is a 2012 found footage horror film from the producer of ''Film/ParanormalActivity'' and ''Film/{{Insidious}}''. It was directed by Creator/BarryLevinson and written by Creator/MichaelWallach.

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''[[{{Film/TheBay}} The Bay]]'' ''The Bay'' is a 2012 found footage horror film from the producer of ''Film/ParanormalActivity'' and ''Film/{{Insidious}}''. It was directed by Creator/BarryLevinson and written by Creator/MichaelWallach.
30th Jul '15 4:41:00 PM Moofy
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* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/BarryLevinson is better known as the director of films like ''Film/RainMan'' and ''Film/{{Diner}}''.
30th Jul '15 4:38:56 PM Moofy
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30th Jul '15 4:11:22 PM Moofy
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* TheDanza - One of the women interviewed by Dr. Abrams right after the outbreak is a woman named Lamya Jezek... played by Lamya Jezek.
22nd Dec '14 8:09:18 PM Austin
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* BlackComedy: Although the film is fairly unrelentingly grim throughout, the inclusion of the young Miss Crustacean [[spoiler:appearing again as one of the dead bodies in Main Street, having been ravaged by crustaceans]] is certainly a deliberate irony.
30th Jun '14 6:44:46 PM Buckle
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* GoryDiscretionShot: We never see [[spoiler:the living victims who beg to be killed by Officer Jimson,]] but based on how they sound, that may be for the best.
5th Apr '14 10:12:35 AM Aiguille
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* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/BarryLevinson is better known as the director of films like ''RainMan'' and ''{{Diner}}''.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/BarryLevinson is better known as the director of films like ''RainMan'' ''Film/RainMan'' and ''{{Diner}}''.''Film/{{Diner}}''.
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