Lake Mungo Review (No Spoilers)

Lake Mungo Back Blurb – Alice drowns while swimming and her family begins experiencing inexplicable events in their home. The family hires a parapsychologist whose investigation unveils Alice’s secret double life and leads them all to Lake Mungo. Initial release: June 18, 2008 Director: Joel Anderson Screenplay: Joel Anderson Language: English Language

This Australian movie was set up very well with a believable cast. The story starts off with the retelling of what happened the day Alice drowns. There are some shakey camera scenes and found footage in Lake Mungo that viewers should be aware of if that causes them motion sickness. One big take away for me personally is the amount of sadness throughout the entire story. From the initial loss of their daughter to the many twists and turns that have the family confused on who to trust and where to turn next.

The amount of grief from the beginning to the end fluctuates, but it never disappears. As the viewer focuses on Alice’s life, we are left with our own opinions on what happened as the secrets start to unravel until the very end. And only at the end does it all make sense. All the pieces of the puzzle are put together in a way that forces you to really see what you’ve been staring at all along.

I can say that I enjoyed the movie for what it was. There were so many details that were used to throw off the viewer. I found that what I was waiting for (jump scares, etc) were non-existent. “Alice kept secrets. She kept the fact that she kept secrets a secret,” her friend quotes in the film. There is no better explanation than that for what goes on between Alice and everyone else. I will admit that the story came full circle. However, I was looking for more of a Paranormal Activity type film and this was not that. I found that I wasn’t scared and was left in a somber mood after. So be prepared if you decide to watch this movie.

I will be reviewing another movie next week. If you have any movie recommendations or requests, please let me know.

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Scary Movie Review List

Happy Halloween Season, Friends! I told you guys that I would be binge watching movies and below I have put together a list of movies that are a Must-See during this time of year. Let me know if you’ve seen these movies and what you think of them. Did they have you screaming into the night? Were you too creeped out to turn off the lights?

Movie List as follows (in no particular order): Lake Mungo, Better Watch Out, It Chapter 2, Sinister, Eyes Without A Face, Hellfest, An American Werewolf in London, Midnight Man, Pumpkin Head, Alone in the Dark, Splinter, Ginger Snaps, May, The Fury, Grace, When A Stranger Calls, Joshua, Slender Man, Annabell Comes Home, Creep, The Invitation, I Still See You, The Gate, Martyrs, Chopping Mall and Truth or Dare.

There may be more movies to join the list and no promises to hit them all, but I’m going to try to do my best to hit as many as possible. Again, I’m up for suggestions as well so feel free to let me know if you think I’m missing a Must-See film.

Halloween Season!

Hey Everyone! I know I’ve been away for a long while (so sorry!), but I’m back and ready to enjoy the Halloween Season. It just so happens to be one of my favorite times of year. Scary Movies – Check, Candy Corn – Check, Dressing up in Costume (that I purchased last week because I couldn’t wait another day) – Check Check!

What scary movies are you all most excited to watch this Halloween season? Do you have a traditional line up? Do you have a personal list that you knock out every year? Let me know which movies you think are the Absolute-Must-See-Films and I will go through the lists with reviews.

#HalloweenReady #NightmareOnElmSt #Halloween #Audition #Fridaythe13th #Wishmaster #TrainToBusan #MLNewman