Lake Mungo

Lake Mungo ★★★★

An Australian faux-documentary about spooky things that seemed to be pretty much gone and forgotten upon release, these last few years due to it's availability on Amazon Prime has manage to breathe life into this movie and reach audiences worldwide. With good reason too: this isn't like most found footage or mockumentary horror films, as usually those follow a fairly linear timeline and perspective, which usually leaves scares to be fairly in-the-moment style jump scares. Lake Mungo plays out more like as if it were a somber HBO documentary, reflecting on a single tragedy in a very real world that maybe (or maybe not) still lingers in unrest, in need for closure.