Lake Mungo (2008)
January 13, 2022 4:21 PM - Subscribe

Alice drowns while swimming and her family begins experiencing inexplicable events in their home. The family hires a parapsychologist whose investigation unveils Alice's secret double life and leads them all to Lake Mungo.

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posted by DirtyOldTown (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I really liked this one. It was a bit iffy at first and seemed low-budget in a bad way, but I was glad I stuck with it. I still think about the ending sometimes and have seen it 2 or 3 times since 2008. One of my favourites.
posted by kittensyay at 7:23 PM on January 13, 2022 [2 favorites]

I watched this not that long ago. So creepy and sad.
posted by pelvicsorcery at 9:21 PM on January 13, 2022 [1 favorite]

This one is max atmosphere and pretty solid on other stats. I, too, think about it sometimes, even years after seeing it.
posted by Scattercat at 2:06 PM on January 14, 2022 [1 favorite]

It's one of the rare horror films to match scares with grief almost 1:1. I don't want to see a lot of films trying for the same effect, but I love that this one exists.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:10 PM on January 14, 2022 [1 favorite]

One of the best faux-documentary horrors, genuinely creepy. Great film.
posted by Pope Guilty at 8:46 PM on January 14, 2022 [2 favorites]

I liked this one too! I found it creepy and sad and genuinely moving. The through line of mothers and daughters not connecting, especially at the very end was devastating.
posted by Aquifer at 7:48 PM on January 19, 2022 [2 favorites]

The revisiting of the doctored images in the end has stuck with me. Her brother photoshopped her image into pictures that actually had her ghost. I even went back to see if they had cheated. They did not. She was there all along.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:54 AM on January 21, 2022 [2 favorites]

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