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Lady in White [1988] (1 disc)

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Director:Frank LaLoggia
Writer:Frank LaLoggia
Composer:Frank LaLoggia
Length:112 minutes
(1 hour 52 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Susp/Hor
IMDB Rating:6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:73%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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  • Suspense / Horror
  • Fantasy
  • Drama
  • Family
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Synopsis: Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and witnesses a murder from years before.


Reaction: A few minor technical problems, but the story is told and acted well enough. The scene where Frankie first sees the ghost is very effective and haunting.


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
Frank LaLoggia => Director / Writer / Composer / Frank Scarlatti (adult) (uncredited)
Alex Rocco => Angelo 'Al' Scarlatti
Angelo Bertolini => Papa Charlie
Gregory Levinson => Louie
Hal Bokar => Mr. Cilak
Henry Harris => Harold Williams
Jack Andreozzi => Tony
Jared Rushton => Donald
Jason Presson => Geno Scarlatti
Joelle Jacobi => Melissa Anne Montgomery
Karen Powell => Anne Montgomery (Lady in White)
Katherine Helmond => Amanda
Len Cariou => Phil Terragarossa
Lucy Lee Flippin => Grace La Della
Lukas Haas => Frankie Scarlatti
Renata Vanni => Mama Assunta
Rita Zohar => Mrs. Agnes Cilak
Rose Weaver => Matty Williams
Sydney Lassick => Mr. Lowry
Tom Bower => Sheriff Saunders

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Rochester, New York, native Frank LaLoggia based the film on a popular and long-standing local urban legend known as "The White Lady." Legend has it that the White Lady had a daughter who disappeared at the hands of a predatory young suitor, and so the White Lady roams the lake front to this very day, searching for her missing daughter. The supposed residence of the White Lady is actually the base of a demolished hotel that was built in the 1800s. Known as the White Lady's Castle, it has become a popular tourist attraction and party site for teenagers.
  • On the DVD commentary, director Frank LaLoggia says that he got the idea for using the song "Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?" (which is a significant plot element in the movie) from hearing it in the [?] Eddie Cantor movie Roman Scandals. Actually, this song does not appear in the Cantor film; it was written for the musical Sitting Pretty. Both Roman Scandals and Sitting Pretty were released in 1933.
  • Director Frank LaLoggia asked his friend [?] Richard Jay Silverthorn, who portrayed the adult Lucifer in Fear No Evil, to create a mask that Frankie would use that was "representative of Bela Lugosi's guise in Dracula". Compare that mask at 05:50 with the statuette of Count Dracula at 49:48. Unfortunately, this connection is lost on most viewers who, immediately on seeing it, think the mask is of Richard Nixon.
  • The piano song heard as Frankie goes by Amanda's house is "Clair de lune, Suite Bergamasque No. 3" by classical artist [?] Claude Debussy.