Sunday, 4 September 2011


"With comparisons to Paranormal Activity, Joel Anderson's debut feature Lake Mungo follows a grieving family after their sixteen-year-old daughter Alice drowns while swimming in the local reservoir. At first they seem happy to go along with the verdict of accidental death, until they experience a series of strange and inexplicable events centered in and around their home. 

What follows is the familiar (and slightly worn) documentary-style formula as the family retrace and recall the events that changed their lives, and how a series of clues, plus the help of psychic Ray Kemeney, leads them back to Lake Mungo where Alice's secret past emerges.

Mysterious, impressively chilling and oddly touching, this ghost story is certainly worth a watch, with some decent lead performances, some carefully built mood through confident direction, neat twists that make the whole story painfully believable, and a script not reliant on effects for its scares. We should keep an eye on this Anderson fella..."


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