October 10, 2007

Lady In White (LaLoggia, 1988)

"The year is 1962. The place is Willowpoint Falls. Nobody talks about what happened in the school cloakroom 10 years ago. Now, in the dead of night, Frankie Scarlatti is going to find out why."

A refreshingly old fashioned ghost story, and a charming coming-of-age tale tinged with nostalgia and wonderfully told from a child's eye view. Much of the film's success must be credited to the empathy and respect LaLoggia displays towards his child actors, which in turn elicits honest, heartfelt performances, especially from Lukas Haas in the film's lead role. Blessed with an earnestness that makes it a pleasure to experience, Lady in White is a hard film to dislike.

Film Rating: B/B+
Scare Factor: C-

View Date: 10/9
Shocktober Horror Film Count: #8

1 comment:

Ed Hardy, Jr. said...

Thanks for writing about this film. No one, it seems, remembers it at all. It's the rare film that still delivers chills without being R rated or graphic. I was sorry to see that I was the only one to vote for it in our Flicks That Give You the Willies poll over at Shoot the Projectionist.