Lady in White
Directed by Frank LaLoggia
Nine-year-old Frankie lives in a small town with a deadly secret. For a decade, a serial child killer has eluded police, and the death toll continues to rise. Then, one night, Frankie gets locked in at his school as a prank and witnesses the ghost of the first victim being murdered. Now, aided by the girl's restless spirit, Frankie takes it upon himself to bring her assailant to justice. But in a town with no strangers, the killer may be closer than he knows! Alex Rocco also stars.
Nine-year-old Frankie lives in a small town with a deadly secret. For a decade, a serial child killer has eluded police, and the death toll continues to rise
Cast: Alex Rocco, Angelo Bertolini, Bruce Kirby, Hal Bokar, Henry Harris
This has always been one of my favorite films. It's a gateway horror film for younger viewers but does touch on some pretty dark themes. However, this is one of my favorite ghost stories and really keeps the viewer engrossed.
I think that this is one of those horror movies that is a good one to get people into the horror genre with a little bit of a lighter touch. It is by no means a bad movie, though!
One of my absolute favorite childhood movie!! Completely opened my fascination with ghost when i was little.
I remember catching snatches of this on HBO at my grandma's house when I was a kid, but never the whole thing. So I watched the whole thing, and I find it's just middling and spiked with elements that REALLY annoy me. The plot itself is a classic setup with a few outstanding twists; there are many great scenes, great lighting, great angles, you name it. Nostalgic small-town autumnal feels. But that OVERBEARING ORCHESTRAL SOUNDTRACK in the second half, constantly booming, booming, trying to tell you how to feel just takes me completely out of it. And that's not the only problem! The tacked-on attempt at social consciousness, anti-racism, whatever you want to call it, jars you out of the mood the film is trying to establish at the beginning; it's just so insincere. Another thing: the film starts with a frame, the jug-eared kid as a successful writer visiting the cemetery in his old hometown, telling his ghostly childhood tale to the cabbie. The narration was great! It really got me in the mood, but it's dropped halfway, almost as if that GODAWFUL ORCHESTRAL BRAIN-RATTLING GOOZE replaced it, and it never comes up again. In short, The Lady in White is a good story ruined, in its presentation, by numerous bad decisions. If you've seen it once in its entirety, you don't need to watch it again.
A classic for its time. Doesn't stand up quite as well in 2022, but still worth a (second) watch.