Lake Mungo is a very convincing Australian psychological horror mockumentary "Death from the deep" film, brilliantly written and directed by Joel Anderson. It stars the wonderfully talented Rosie Traynor, David Pledger, Talia Zucker and Martin Sharpe.
This is definitely not your average, run of the mill ghost haunting movie. Instead it is surprisingly, and somehow refreshingly similar style to the TV documentaries one might see while channel surfing, only to be entirely engrossed into what they are seeing.
Through the use of staged interviews with "eyewitnesses", blurry images seen in old photos and home movies, creepy music and the fact that Lake Mungo is a real location in the outback of Australia, the film revolves around an average family. Not long after their daughter was found drowned, their son began to capture images of her in photos and videos, which leads them to discover that their sweet, innocent, departed daughter and sister had some very deep dark secrets, which may have lead to her ultimate demise.
While this looks to have been a simple film to make, the formula just works so well that it is almost guaranteed to give anyone brave enough to view it the creeps! Every time you think you know what is going on, everything changes. With so many minute twists and turns the ending just might leave you a little shocked and you may just be wondering if this movie is really fake, or a true account of one family's heartache and terror.
Whatever you do, don't leave until the end of the credits!
Lake Mungo is classified M for moderate themes and brief sex scene.