23 November 2014

The Lady in White (1988)
113 min.
Directed by Frank LaLoggia.
With Lukas Haas, Len Cariou, Katherine Helmond, Alex Rocco, Jason Presson, Renata Vanni, Angelo Bertolini, Joelle Jacob.
Overrated, overly whimsical (for a horror film) story about a young boy who sees the ghost of a murdered girl while locked in a school closet.

He then becomes prey to the killer, who was never caught.

Good performance by Lukas Haas as the boy, but undercut by too much kiddy humor and a subplot about race relations which tries to recall To Kill a Mockingbird.

That said, Lady in White was critically acclaimed at the time of its release and remains a rather popular favorite today. We just can't figure out why.

Producer-director LaLoggia also gave us the Satan-inspired horror Fear No Evil (1981).

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