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5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT---NEEDS TO BE RE-RELEASED
I would LOVE to have this movie on DVD, but it's out of print and now going for a princely sum on the secondary market. This great period piece of early 1960's nostalgia is one of the better ghost stories you will ever see.
It pops up occasionally on TV still. Lukas Haas plays a young boy...perhaps around 4th or 5th grade maybe, who gets locked in his schools cloak...
Published on Feb. 18 2004 by Tim Janson

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Well to sum it up the movie could have been better. I think the script was well written by Frank LaLoggia, but poorly acted out by the actors. And of course I higher budget for the film wouldn't have hurt either. Poor special affects took away from some of the chilly and scary moments in the film. With better actors playing Luke Haas's brother and his, plus a slightly...
Published on Oct. 26 2002


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5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT---NEEDS TO BE RE-RELEASED, Feb. 18 2004
This review is from: Lady in White (DVD)
I would LOVE to have this movie on DVD, but it's out of print and now going for a princely sum on the secondary market. This great period piece of early 1960's nostalgia is one of the better ghost stories you will ever see.
It pops up occasionally on TV still. Lukas Haas plays a young boy...perhaps around 4th or 5th grade maybe, who gets locked in his schools cloak room around Halloween. While locked inside he is terrified to see a spectral play acted out before him as a little girl is murdered by an unknown man.
The killer returns to the cloak room to look for something and finds Haas and tries to kill him as well. He's rescued but now he is haunted by the little girl who wants him to find her killer.
He receives messages from her typed out on his typewriter and the record player goes on by itself much to the terror of Haas. Then there is the mysterious Lady in White, living in the old, run down home who seems a ghost herself.
As Frankie (haas) and his older brother try and solve the mystery, somewhere the killer knows who he is and is waiting.
Wonderful piece. Great 1960's midwest nostalgia. Fantastic performances and a genuine feeling of dread make this a great ghost story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great ghost story/murder mystery., Aug. 10 2002
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Kim F. (Goleta, CA USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Lady in White (DVD)
A young boy witnesses the ghostly reinactment of a murder then has a run-in with the murderer who almost kills him as well. His near-death experience seems to link him to the murder victim (a young girl) who asks him to help her find her mother.
As the story unfolds there are lots of little twists and turns before everything comes together at the end. There is suspense & mystery mixed in with everyday events. It is surprisingly well done. The only complaint I have is that there are parts of this film that are over the top but, overall, this is a well-done mystery/ghost story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for viewing for Halloween, Oct. 29 2003
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This review is from: Lady in White (DVD)
When thinking of my favourite Halloween films, this has to be at the top. It works on so many levels. A warm, loving, tale that just demands repeat viewing. Writer/director/musical composer/costar Frank LaLoggia did it his way and it's such a masterpiece. Ite shown as a flashback of Frankie's life, and the ghost he met as a child. When he was 9, he was accidentally locked in the cloakroom at school on Halloween night. There he comes face to face with the ghost of a little girl who was murdered. Later in the night, he is almost killed. The night changes his life.
He soon begins seeing the ghost, and later learns it was a little girl Melissa Montgomery who was murder years ago. Since that time more children have died. As he begins to solve the riddle of the murders, accusations falls to the janitor - a black man - a touch very reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird. Franklie suspects the accusations against the man were false, that it was someone else, someone very close to him responsible for the murders.
It's haunting, atmospheric, but also such a touching family drama, like the running battle Frankie's grandmother has trying to get her husband to stop smoking, and the closeness between Frankie and his brother.
Just a touching, brilliant movie that never loses its fascination.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A quality suspense film, March 21 2002
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Michael Schoene (Rochester, NY USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Lady in White (DVD)
The Lady in White is a quality film for all those that like ghost movies. This film is less of a horror film and more of a film that leaves you guessing about what is going to happen next. The plot deals with a young boy named Frankie who, while locked in the coat room at school, sees more than he was supposed to. The remainder of the film deals with Frankie and his brother trying to untangle the wed of mystery that results from Frankie's observations. Along the way they discover the Lady in White who adds fright and suspense to the story.
This is a very good movie that is proof that you don't need a huge budget to make a good movie. The film is blessed with good acting and a very good story that is almost never slow. The film punctuates the suspense with humor, so you are sure to experience a wide range of emotions over the course of the two hours or so. I would recommend this movie to people that like suspense and a good ghost story without all the gore and foul language that goes along with many films. It is a ghost story that will entertain almost anyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ghostly Masterpiece, Feb. 6 2002
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Carlos G. Diaz "losman" (San Antonio, Tx) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Lady in White (DVD)
You know there should be a rule that not all horror films have to have blood and guts and with so few good ghosts stories its great to find one worth viewing. Taking a cue from Ray Bradbury, Director Frank LaLoggia brings a haunting tale that uses some of the more classic elements of fright and suspense that made films of the sixties great. The Lady In White opens up to a small New England town during the Halloween season of the early 1960's. A young boy and his brother bicycle past the storefronts and the whole town is preparing to enjoy another holiday season. At school the young boy thrills his class with a creepy tale of terror, and giving his teacher a strange sense of shock. The young boy meets with his friends and ends up locked in a closet due to a cruel prank. Later that evening the young boy sees a ghost of a young girl who was murdered years before. Shortly afterward someone enters the closet to search for a missing item, the boy startles the intruder and is caught and choked. In a weird series of events we are witness to the boys death and the subsequent grief of his family and those close to him, there he again encounters the young girl and the ghost of her mother. His father finds him and the town is relieved for his safety and startled to hear that a child killer may have returned. With the fear in the minds of the townsfolk's a black man is caught and may very well be innocent. The whole town is a frenzy and it seems that the killer may well indeed be someone close to the boy. Are the ghosts trying to tell him something and what does it have to do with the mysterious old woman who lives by the cliffs. Frank LaLoggia has delivered a great story of classic form, with a style like Bradbury, LaLoggia recreates that small town feel and with a cast of friendly character actors shows us a small town like one out of a Saturday Evening Post. The film does suffer from some slight effects matting flaws and a somewhat predictable conclusion but overall the movie is a great effort and a welcome change from the usual cut and slash horror films of the day.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST HAVE for all DVD collectors and movie lovers!, Aug. 18 2000
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Eric Petersen (USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Lady in White (DVD)
Lady In White is a true cinematic masterpiece, and one of the greatest horror films ever made. In this haunting, surreal ghost story, writer/director/musical composer/costar Frank LaLoggia gives us chills, chuckles, and a wonderful sense of nostalgia. Horror novelist Frankie Scarlatti (LaLoggia) returns to his small Upstate NY hometown for a visit, where he remembers the Halloween of 1962 - "the year that *she* came into my life." Ten-year-old Frankie (Lukas Haas) lives a carefree life with his brother, father, and grandparents. On Halloween, Frankie gets locked in his classroom closet by his practical-joking classmates. That night, he sees the ghost of a little girl, Melissa (Joelle Jacobi) and a ghostly recreation of her murder. He also sees, but not clearly, her killer, who has come back looking for evidence he left behind. The psycho strangles Frankie, and he has a near-death experience, where Melissa's troubled spirit pleads for him to help her find her mother. Frankie survives the attack, and determines to help Melissa, having lost his own mother earlier. He learns that several children, in addition to Melissa, have been molested and killed by the same man over a ten-year period. The overzealous DA, anxious to solve the murders, decides to indict an innocent black janitor, but the Grand Jury won't buy it. Frankie discovers a link between Melissa, the town madwoman (Katherine Helmond) and the legendary Lady In White, who supposedly prowls the cliffs every night. What Frankie doesn't know is that the real killer is hot on his heels. An excellent script, terrific ensemble acting, and great special effects make this a truly magnificent, unforgettable movie. This film will be with you for a long time after you see it! Though rated PG-13, Lady In White is scarier and more disturbing than most R-rated movies. It is NOT for children under 13. The DVD package is a masterpiece unto itself - the video is a GORGEOUS wide-screen transfer, the sound full and downright 3-dimensional. The print is LaLoggia's director's cut and runs 6 minutes longer than the theatrical and videotape versions. Other great extras include the COMPLETE soundtrack, still picture gallery, seven minutes of deleted scenes, theatrical, TV and radio trailers, and a "Behind the Scenes" featurette. A textbook example of what a DVD release should be. BUY IT!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of My Favorite Movies!, July 17 2000
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This review is from: Lady in White (DVD)
This movie is truely a masterpiece. In this chiller from director Frank LaLoggia, a young boy named Frankie is locked in a cloak-room closet Halloween night by two mischevious boys. While inside, Frankie sees the ghost of a little girl, re-living her murder; when the little girls' attacker returns to the cloak-room that very night, he almost kills Frankie. However, now the whole town is wondering: who did it? As Frankie explores the mystery, he finds a creepy connection to the Lady In White, a ghost who roams the cliffs at night. This film is beautiful, nostalgic, and highly entertaining. A visual masterpiece! One of the things that makes this film so good, is the fact that the ok-effects, brilliant acting, surreal surroundings, and great story-line all blend together to create a truely marvelous movie. It's one of those rare films that toy around with the viewers feelings and emotions to make the viewer laugh one moment and scream the next. Though the murder's identity may be easy to guess, this film never loses it's audiences attention. An ingenious work of art, this movie must be viewed with an understanding of the surreal filming to appreciate it. Also, don't expect it to be *perfect*. If I've made it sound like it is, well lower your expectations. As with most movies, this film is lacking in some areas. But hey, I'm not complaining. Definately worth the money!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A truly scary movie - without the graphic violence, May 8 2000
This review is from: Lady in White (DVD)
Other than two or three profanities and a couple of scenes, this movie might be appropriate for the whole family *BUT* it is scary.
And it is a great flick.
And the setting is a small town in 1962, where Dad is a small business man in his own ornamental iron shop and the streets are filled with people that you know and the downtown district is quiet and the school is clean and, well, it really takes you back a few years.
The plot is so very sad - Frankie's mother has recently passed on and it is a loss that cuts him to the chase. He tries to help another child who has lost her mother.
The movie was frightening and suspenseful but it didn't rely on slasher scenes or violence or gore. Good old fashioned suspense where the scariest stuff is what's going on in your head - because you're trying to figure out WHO or WHAT is after Frankie.
My 20 year old daughter, who has sat through some contemporary violent flicks without batting an eye, could hardly watch "Lady in White." When it ended, she said "Mom, that was the scariest movie I've ever seen."
And we all loved it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT FILM, May 24 2004
This review is from: Lady in White (DVD)
I REALLY LIKED THIS FILM I THINK ITS THE BEST HORROR MOVIE MADE, THE ONLY PROBLEM IS IT HASNT BEEN IN THE UK FOR A WHILE AND WOULD REALLY LIKE TO KNOW WHEN IT WILL COME THIS END AGAIN OR IF THERES ANY WEBSITES THAT I CAN BUY IT ON!!
pLEASE EMAIL ME ON FUNLOVIN_AMY@YAHOO.CO.UK IF YOU HAVE ANSWERS!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Gem, Dec 17 2001
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Bradley LaForme (Hamilton, Ontario Canada) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Lady in White (DVD)
Every once and a while you find a little film that never got much mention and you fall in love with it. This is one of those films. There is a great sense of nostelgia in this film which adds to its charm. Writer/Director LaLoggia put a lot of his heart into this very personal film. This turned out to be his masterpiece and it was a shame he did not stay in the film business with his talent (he made only 3 or 4 films total in his career, this was his second film). Here is a great mix of drama, suspence, mystery, and horror. It's kind of a ghost story and kind of a coming of age story. Looking at it now years after first seeing I still get a tear in the eye and lump in the throat, and I still get exhilerated by a couple classic horror scenes. Do youself a favour and see this film
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