Nasty parasites in the water supply cause unpleasant death and chaos in a busy, touristy seaside town. After the government demands all recordings to be confiscated, a journalist pieces together footage from various sources to tell the real story.
This is a 'found footage' style film, which is already a horror cliche, but I'm fine with that if the film has something original to offer. However this one seemed to take forever to become interesting. The first brief 'scare' came at the one hour mark, by which time I was finding it hard to care. For a film that is only about 1 hour 20 minutes, that's not a good sign. It certainly felt much longer, and it took will power to watch it to the end. The whole thing seemed to lack atmosphere, or any tension, and just felt flat. There were several annoying "why would someone have been filming that?" sequences. And the whole premise of the government trying to keep secret a major incident in a large, busy town affecting so many people, was pushing credibility right from the start. On the plus side, the make-up effects were quite good.
It's a good idea for a story, but it felt slow and plodding, and just isn't scary. 1/5