Lake Mungo

Lake Mungo ★★★½

Crossing off my biggest found footage blindspot here (along with Noroi: The Curse, which I've watched the opening 15 minutes of like 4 times). Incredibly sad, though I'm not sure I fully get the 'one of the most terrifying films ever' label that both Benson & Moorhead and Rob Savage discuss in the blu ray special features. It's certainly v effective faux-doc filmmaking and the way the backgrounds of video clips and photographs reveal ghostly figures as your eyes adjust to the images makes it feel like you're doing a lot of the detective work yourself, which is a great way to draw your viewer in to the story. One that can only improve on rewatch I think.