FILM: The Bay (15)

Barry Levinson directs this horror mockumentary set in the fictional Maryland community of Chesapeake Bay, which is dangerously dependent on the natural water supply.

Researchers discover deadly toxins in the water but Mayor Stockman (Frank Deal) fails to heed their warnings and the locals are infected by a voracious parasite, which uses the human body to grow and mutate.

Panic gradually spreads as the entire population falls ill, captured through video diaries of a couple of holidaymakers (Will Rogers, Kristen Connolly) and a student journalist (Kether Donohue).

Released: March 1 (UK & Ireland, selected cinemas), 84 mins