Soon after the accidental death of teenager Alice Palmer her family begin to experience eerie feelings and visions. Their suspicions appear confirmed when the ghostly figure of Alice appears in photographs taken by her brother.
This Australian ghost story, filmed in a documentary style, manages to do what most of today's horrors can't, it scares.
Debut director Joel Anderson creates a very atmospheric film that consists mostly of interviews with Alice's family and friends. This works surprisingly well and creates the type of "real" feeling that the likes of the shambolic Paranormal Activity (1 &2) aim for.
Just when you think you know where this film is headed it veers off in another direction becoming a kind of dysfunctional family drama that the ghost story just happens to be part of.
Interesting, creepy and pretty unique, this will please anyone yearning for a decent understated and gore-free horror film.
Lake Mungo is available on DVD in the UK from 25th July 2011.
Ric's Rating: 74%