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Lake Mungo (2008)

A supernatural drama about grief.

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Mathew Palmer
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Georgie Ritter
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Leith Ritter
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Iris Long
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Garret Long
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Jason Whittle
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Kim Whittle
Carole Patullo ...
Sargent Drouin
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Laurie Dunn ...
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Kirsty McDonald ...
Genevieve Trudeau
James Lawson ...
Frederick Rosskamp
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Sixteen-year-old ALICE PALMER drowns while swimming in the local dam. When her body is recovered and a verdict of accidental death returned, her grieving family buries her. The family then experiences a series of strange and inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Profoundly unsettled, the Palmers seek the help of psychic and parapsychologist, RAY KEMENY. Ray discovers that Alice led a secret, double life. A series of clues lead the family to Lake Mungo where Alice's secret past emerges. Lake Mungo is a mystery, a thriller and a ghost story. Written by Georgie Nevile

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If you've never seen a ghost... Look closer.


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Rated R for a scene of sexuality, and brief gruesome images | See all certifications »

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29 January 2010 (USA)  »

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AUD 1,400,000 (estimated)
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A promotional poster for The Beatles' album "Love" is on the wall in the background of a photo of Alice (59 minutes and 30 seconds). "Love" was released in November of 2006. Alice died in December of 2005. See more »

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Kim Whittle: Alice kept secrets.She kept the fact that she kept secrets a secret.
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Written by Fernando Corona
Performed by Murcof
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The best of the trendy Horror "Mockumentaries"
21 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After "Blair Witch Project" the scary "mocumentary" business went through the roof. Ten years later, the trend is still going strong, with at least a couple dozen films with the same concept of hand-held terror. "Lake Mungo" is by far the best since "Blair Witch". It accomplishes much more than this year's other big effort, "Paranormal Activity", which, I found rather tame at best. Played almost as a television news special, "Lake Mungo" is the most believable entry thus far. The downplayed, monotone performances of the actors is very effective. The naturalism they maintain only adds more edge and anxiety to the story. And speaking of story, unlike most of the other first person horror movies, "Lake Mungo" actually has a good one. It's an honest mystery, full of secrets and lies, wrapped around a paranormal thriller. It has enough twists, turns and enough surprises/scares to keep anyone's attention. Rarely have I experienced so many chills in one sitting. Don't wait for the Hollywood re-make already in the works, there's no need, the Australians got it right the first time (unlike you, Hollywood.) Don't miss one of the best horror films of 2009.


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