Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lady in White


1988 American Horror Film

Director: Frank LaLoggia

Writer: Frank LaLoggia

Cinematography: Russell Carpenter

Running time: 112 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: 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.

Cast:
Lukas Haas as Franklin J. "Frankie" Scarlatti
Len Cariou as Michael Phillip "Phil" Terragarossa
Alex Rocco as Angelo J. Scarlatti
Katherine Helmond as Amanda Harper
Jason Presson as Geno Scarlatti
Renata Vanni as Mama Assaunta
Angelo Bertolini as Papa Charlie
Joelle Jacobi as Melissa Anne Montgomery
Jared Rushton as Donald
Gregory Levinson as Louie
Karen Powell as Anne Montgomery

Plot
Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious Lady In White lives. As he discovers the secret of the woman he soon finds that the killer may be someone close to him. 


Awards:
  1. Young Artist Award-Best Young Actor in a Horror or Mystery Motion Picture Lukas Haas-Young Artist Awards

Trivia
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. 

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