over 5 years
Eerie faux-documentary. Very slow burn, less about scares and more just unnerving.
Lake Mungo is a 2008 Australian psychological horror mockumentary film directed by filmmaker Joel Anderson and stars Talia Zucker.
Sixteen-year-old Alice Palmer drowns while swimming in the local dam. When her body is recovered and a verdict of accidental death returned, her grieving family buries her. The family then experiences a series of strange and inexplicable events centred around their home. Profoundly unsettled, the Palmers seek the help of psychic and parapsychologist, Ray Kemeny. Kemeny discovers that Alice led a double life. A series of clues lead the family to Lake Mungo where Alice's secret past emerges.
The film was screened in Austin, Texas (USA) at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March 2009. In Australia, the film was at the Travelling Film Festival Wagga Wagga on 13 March 2009. Lake Mungo was screened in the United Kingdom on 17 March at the Barbican London Australian Film Festival. The film ran in the United States on 21 January 2010 at After Dark Horrorfest...