Anyone who wants to talk to me about movies has to listen to me freak out about this movie. LAKE MUNGO IS AMAZING! Stop reading this and go watch it RIGHT NOW. I love this movie 100% forever and ever.
This is the most unsettling, terrifying, creepy and horrifying movie I have seen in the last 10 years. Here is an unordered stream of consciousness list of reasons;
It conveys what grief does to a family rather accurately.
It’s a mockumentry with found footage.
There is a part of this movie I still haven’t seen due to the fact I just can’t, that’s how much it scares me. The first time I watched it, I hid behind my eyes. Every subsequent time I have to skip through the part because I know it’s coming. I am not even going to tell you what part. You have to watch it and figure it out yourself.
The first time I saw this I was watching it on my laptop while my boyfriend at the time was playing Call of Duty. I made him stop the game and sit on the couch with me to finish the movie, because even though I wasn’t alone in the room, I was so scared I couldn’t even be without someone right next to me seeing what I was seeing.
As a disclaimer I am sorry if you watch this and don’t react the way I do. I have very peculiar and specific tastes.
I am starting to consider I should have put it closer to one on this list now that I am thinking about it this much. But here it is, number 22. Lake Mungo. Awesome.