As an alternative for those who prefer close encounters with the supernatural to an object lesson in social awkwardness, take a look at an Australian film entitled Lake Mungo. Like Catfish, Lake Mungo has a litany of revelations and twists that it springs on the viewer as this creepy-as-hell ghost mockumentary inches along. The film centers on the drowning of a 16-year-old daughter and the dread, nightmares, apparitions, and epiphanies that ensue. My own sensibilities were honed at the tender age of 12 by David Lynch’s masterful series Twin Peaks, and I felt the spirit of Laura Palmer haunting this movie’s seedy and unexpected underside. To wet your appetite, consider this evocative fact: the dead daughter’s name is Alice Palmer and she had secrets… .

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