Lake Mungo (2008)

A ghost story told as a documentary. The tragic drowning of a teenage young woman unsettles a sleepy town in Australia. Playing with a narrative that’s shifts between tragedy and revelation, the film never breaks character. To its credit I found myself wondering if this actually happened. It builds on the genre of found footage horror films like The Blair Witch Project (1999) and Paranormal Activity (2007) and shows the cracks in their conceit.

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