Probably one of my favorite ghost stories made in the last 20 years, be warned though it is a slow burner though I was never bored and I really like the way they straight up ripped off the format of 'Australian Story' and other mini-doc tv shows, so you went into with a sense of familiarity.
I did have a couple of moments were it may have benefited by editing out 5 minutes or so, but my god the end... both dreadful (in the horror movie way) and sad, I was thinking about it for days. Actually I need to add this to my Queue again.
Not a huge fan of "found footage" style horror, and the fact this one is presented like a "talking heads" documentary, the laziest and dullest (and cheapest) of all doco genres, isn't an appealing twist on the formula. The ghostly apparitions failed to elicit even the mildest of chills, since I couldn't shake the hyper-awareness that this was a fake image mocked up for a fake documentary about a fictional haunting. After that though, it went some interesting and ambitious places that I wasn't expecting, and while some of the twists tugged insistently at my suspension of disbelief, I warmed to it by the end.
Slow and boring. The only horror in this is that I watched the whole thing. Would not recommend at all.
There's a fine line between moody and snoozy, and Lake Mungo doesn't quite get the balance right. Too languid to be scary and too repetitive to really engage.
Hmmm all I can say is this was an interesting film. It is done in a documentary story form and does keep you intrigued. If you can get to the end of the movie dont turn off when the credits start to roll because you get some still shots which give you a twist at the end to think on.
Suprisingly good,loved the ending,worth watching
Interesting movie that kept me watching because it was quite an intriguing story. It is a documentary-style movie about a girl who drowns, and then is supposedly haunting her family. Has some interesting twists and turns but ultimately the ending just didn't really satisfy.
An odd format for a movie , none the less , you think you have the plot figured out , but little twists have you guessing till the end. Did not see the finale as a possibility But he acting performance of the "parents" of the drowned girl was not convincing!
Started off OK, but then rapidly deteriorated, like they lost interest...well so did I.
Great movie, unusual and original and quite scary as well. Highly recommended.
Seemed cold and distant. Great material and looked fantastic but no intensity or drama.
What a waste of time this movie is......it definitely does not deliver the goods. Very disappointing.
A brilliant slow burner which deals with a number of issues relating to mourning and grief. This is a horror movie in the traditional sense, i.e. where the scares come from the build-up of suspense based around what is happening to characters to whom we can all relate, as opposed to the paint-by-numbers type 'horror' films put out for a quick cash grab aimed at the teen-set. If you are up for a mature, well-written thriller, then watch Lake Mungo!
Great. Eerie - just what i want in a thriller.
Beautifully weighted film about loss and letting go. It's always a risk trying the rather overused faux documentary style but in this case it lends a genuineness to the characters that would be hard to achieve otherwise. Some incredibly moving moments left my skin literally tingling with foreboding and chilling revelation. The acting is first rate, the locations suggest a reality we can all relate to and the story, despite being supernatural, is strangely believable. Something genuinely new and exciting from Australian film.
Moody, Aussie paranormal movie filmed in a realistic doco style which relies heavily on the actors appearing to be "not acting". I must say that like Paranormal Activity 1 and 11 the actors are so good that it's easy to get sucked into the documentary feel that the makers are trying to achieve. Whereas PA 1 and 11 built to a climax, this one fizzled out a bit for me, but I was still riveted. Sadly this one slipped by me when (if) released, so thank god for Quickflix.
Although nothing outstanding, it doesn't deserve the 1 star rating in my opinion. It was quite different and quite atmospheric and there were some disturbing (creepy) bits. I was kept interested throughout I have to say and thought it was quite well done. I can see why some would not like it - it is quite different to a normal horror movie but I liked the subtlety of it all.
waited for over an hour for the movie to 'start'. Very boring and sadly disappointed
Strange events occur after the mysterious death of a small town country girl. The story takes a while to get going after which there a few surprising twists and turns. The problem is that for a ghost story it isn't particularly scary.
Didn't like this one much.
Terrific, effective low budget Australian film. Done documentary style like the Blair Witch Project but a much better film. Unsettling and disturbing, it is also a heart breaking look at grief and loss. The actors are all very realistic and natural, very easy to identify with. The part where Alice's mother reads from her diary is probably one of the saddest scenes I have ever experienced. There is a lot of talent on display here and I think the film shows that if you are creative and capable of original ideas you dont need a truck load of money to make a really good film.
Dont even bother. A waste of a rental. Movie was presented in documentary style but was difficult to follow jumping from people to people.Watched 25minutes then had to turn it off
Was not expecting mockumentary and that put me off side straight away. Manages to redeem itself even if it was a little hard to find its rhythm.
Makes you belive in ghosts!!!
Not an easy movie to watch, very hard to get into the storyline. From an expected good movie from previews I turned it off after 16 minutes. One day I will force myself to watch it in total. Not a good showcase for Australian talent and movie production.