Four Minutes of Lake Mungo
I really can’t help but hate the title for the new Australian spook story Lake Mungo; I wish I could. There’s just something so goofy about it, maybe because it’s so similar to “Mongo”? Whatever the case, the film itself looks pretty slick, as is evident by a four minute clip that showed up over on cinematographer John Brawley’s site.
Lake Mungo made headlines recently when the trades reported that Vertigo Films had picked it up for a terribly unnecessary remake, dropping the documentary structure from the original for a straight-forward narrative. Why? I mean, the film is Australian, it’s not like there are subtitles American audiences will have to deal with, why not just give it a release here?
The film is the story of a family grieving the loss of their 16-year-old girl, a process that is brought up short as strange events begin occurring after her burial. The titular body of water holds answers as to just what their little girl was doing in life that they will probably wish they didn’t know.
No word on a U.S. release for Lake Mungo at all, but if we hear anything you’ll know about it; for now click here to check out the effectively creepy clip!
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