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Friday, February 19, 2010

[6.50/10] Lake Mungo (2009)

Lake Mungo (2009)

Short review: Played almost as a television news special, "Lake Mungo" is believable 'mockumentary'. It really is a very simple film, that follows the Palmer family as they deal with the loss of Alice - their daughter/sister. It is filmed in a documentary style, in which the family and friends associates are interviewed by an unseen person, with pictures and video footage shown as well. The acting and editing sells the story as a real documented paranormal experience with all the twists and turns needed to keep it's audience on their toes, gripping their seat. The downplayed, monotone performances of the actors аre very effective. The naturalism they maintain only adds more edge and anxiety to the story. And speaking of story, unlike most of the other first person horror movies, "Lake Mungo" actually has a good one. It's an honest mystery, full of secrets and lies, wrapped around a paranormal thriller. Though not as good as "The Blair Witch Project" or this year's "Paranormal Activity", "Lake Mungo" is a decent little horror movie, that is worth watching!

  • My Rating: 6.50/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 86% (6.8/10)
  • IMDb: 6.4/10

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