Lake Mungo (Film)

Lake Mungo (2008)
Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2008 Australian psychological horror movie Lake Mungo.

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this movie:

Sixteen-year-old Alice Palmer drowns while swimming in the local reservoir.

When her body is recovered and a verdict of accidental death returned, her grieving family buries her.

Then, they begin to experience a series of strange and inexplicable events centered in and around their home.

Profoundly unsettled, the Palmers seek the help of psychic and parapsychologist Ray Kemeney.

He discovers that Alice led a double life.

A series of clues leads the family to Lake Mungo where Alice’s secret past emerges.

Lake Mungo is a mystery, a thriller and a ghost story told in documentary form that illustrates how the dead can forever haunt the living.

My Thoughts

My brother GC and I watched this movie at least a week ago after watching Chris Stuckmann’s review of it that you can watch below.

Chris really liked this movie and it scared him so I had high hopes for it, but my brother GC and I did not like it as much as him and it was not that scary to us.

This movie did do a good job seeming like a real documentary and the actors and actresses did seem more like real people being interviewed, but it was done in a way that was slower and longer and less interesting and less scary than it should have been.

I do like how this movie has several twists that I did not see coming, and there is some symbolism.

But this movie just did not connect with us as much as it could have, if the pacing and the style was sped up a bit, and if the scariness was increased and if the movie was shortened then it could have reached it potential.

The end,

-John Jr