The world doesn’t necessarily need another found-footage horror film, but Barry Levinson‘s well-crafted The Bay reminds us why there are so many of them to begin with. The format does precisely what it’s supposed to here, ramping up the dread through the illusion of reality. Combine that with Levinson’s commitment to (relative) plausibility and incisive understanding of human nature, and we’re left with an eco-horror film whose scares┬álinger long after the credits roll.

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A couple weeks back, there was some really early word that Barry Levinson would be making a film with sci-fi overtones. Called Isopod, the movie was reportedly a thriller that would shoot in the Carolinas. Now there’s a lot more detail, starting off with a title change: Isopod is now called The Bay. Read More »

Barry Levinson to Make Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Isopod’?


Briefly: We don’t have a lot to go on right now, but according to a tweet from Production Weekly, Barry Levinson is set to direct an indie sci-fi thriller called Isopod, which will shoot in the Carolinas. I had to read the tweet a couple of times before it really wound into my brain. Levinson is known for Baltimore-set generational and coming of age dramas, and his biggest films Rain Man and Good Morning, Vietnam. He did direct the genre-tinged Young Sherlock Holmes, and the Michael Crichton adaptation Sphere, but I suspect he might like to forget the latter.

We’ll update more on this as info comes in.