Lake Mungo

Lake Mungo ★★★★

Given the found-footage horror genre I was expecting jump scares and me freaking out that someone is standing behind me for the rest of the night. I wouldn't say this is scary but the only word I can think of is chilling. There's a pervasive "creepy" factor as the film progresses and although there is a supernatural element, I think what makes it standout is it's treatment of grief. There's a truly profound moment near the end that makes this story hard to shake. It's not the things that go bump in the night, but our relationship to death that leaves me with shivers down my spine.

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