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Lake Mungo to have a limited Edition Blu-ray release from Second Sight
By James Whittington, Thursday 8th April 2021
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Acclaimed Australian horror Lake Mungo, from director Joel Anderson, is set for its highly anticipated first ever UK Blu-ray release as a stunning Limited Edition Box set on 31 May thanks to Second Sight.

This cult favourite arrives with a host of brand new, fascinating special features from specialist in the field Second Sight Films.

Since its original release in 2008, this documentary-style chiller has made far reaching ripples, thrilling horror fans and inspiring budding filmmakers across the globe and establishing itself as a bona fide cult classic. Now the chilling film gets the release it deserves that sees brand new interviews with cast and crew; filmmaker fans Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead and director du jour Host's Rob Savage; a brand new commentary, video essays and archive material.

When sixteen-year-old Alice Palmer tragically drowns while swimming in the local dam, her grieving family start to experience a series of strange, inexplicable events and become increasingly unsettled. Seeking out the help of a parapsychologist, they learn that Alice had been living through extremely troubling, disturbing times and hiding deep, dark secrets. Now they are desperate to know what haunted their daughter and what is happening to them. Does Lake Mungo hold the terrifying truth?


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