Joel Anderson’s Lake Mungo Added to the After Dark Horrorfest Roster

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Writer/director Joel Anderson’s understated supernatural drama “Lake Mungo” is an original and very refreshing ghost story, one that will probably irritate and annoy those with abnormally short attention spans. Although the film has been recently released on DVD in its native Australia, this crafty little production won’t see the light of day on Stateside television screens until the next wave of After Dark Horrorfest titles creep their way onto retail shelves next year. To be quite frank, “Lake Mungo” is much smarter and far more sophisticated than the odorous bilge funk that generally sports the After Dark logo, and I’d really hate for the film to get lost in the proverbial shuffle. What’s even more baffling is that the feature is already being remade, a clear indication that American creativity is approaching an all-time low. Congratulations! I guess we don’t like accents, either.

Here’s what you get for your entertainment dollar:

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.

If you have an all-region player, by all means, pick up a copy of “Lake Mungo” as soon as possible. It’s different, it’s enjoyable, and above all else, it’s creepy as hell. Apply your eyes to the trailer below.

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.
  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Hmmmss. Paranormal Activity, meets Haunting in Conneticut?

  • Dedpool

    Hmmmss. Paranormal Activity, meets Haunting in Conneticut?

  • http://www.thefilmfiend.com/ Todd

    The trailer makes the film appear as such, but it actually feels more like a documentary you’d find on the History Channel than something along the lines of “Paranormal Activity.”

  • http://www.thefilmfiend.com Todd

    The trailer makes the film appear as such, but it actually feels more like a documentary you’d find on the History Channel than something along the lines of “Paranormal Activity.”

  • Anoop

    I have seen the movie….ITS REALLY AMAZING…its not the ordinary HORROR flick…The movie makes u feel that it is REAL, worth a WATCH..

  • Anoop

    I have seen the movie….ITS REALLY AMAZING…its not the ordinary HORROR flick…The movie makes u feel that it is REAL, worth a WATCH..

  • Shaz

    I am a sucker for all these ‘real’ horror films. This does look quiet amazing!

  • Shaz

    I am a sucker for all these ‘real’ horror films. This does look quiet amazing!