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Synopsis: A town neighboring Chesapeake Bay is overrun by a flesh-eating waterborne parasite that has mutated as a result of toxic chemical dumping.

Director: Barry Levinson

Runtime: 84 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 5.6/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 77%

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Body Horror, Found Footage

Jump Scares:  8 (1 major, 7 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: The narrated documentary style and frequent perspective changes limit the amount of tension The Bay can generate resulting in a movie that isn’t overly scary.

WARNING: The jump scare descriptions listed below may contain minor spoilers
Show Descriptions

Jump Scare Times

29:12 – An isopod crawls out of a fish.

32:30 – A swimmer is pulled under water.

55:35 – Accompanied by a high pitched screeching noise, the diver is attacked by an isopod.

57:37 – Donna screams as some blood falls on her.

1:01:29 – An apparently dead man’s eyeball suddenly moves.

1:09:02 – A loud gunshot may startle some viewers (this is followed by a second gunshot a few seconds later).

1:13:13 – A car crashes into the mayor’s vehicle.

1:16:51 – Stephanie is about to start the cop car when a diseased person jumps up from the back seat and grabs her. [Video]

(Major scares in bold)

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in The Bay [more info].