Movies From the Hat 7 – #33 – Craig’s Pick – Lady in White (1988)


This is my 3978th Review

Thanks to  Craig of Cinecal Reviews for this recommendation.

 

“Help me find her! ” – Melissa Anne Montgomery

Number of Times Seen – 1 (15 Apr 2018)

Brief Synopsis – A young boy living in a small town witnesses a brutal murder of a young girl and starts to be haunted by her.

My Take on it – THis was a choice that really intrigued me since I am a fan of Lukas Haas’ career in the 80’s.

He does a fine job in this film yet it is far from being his best work.

The story presented here has a good premise yet the story gets really predictable and I was able to spot the killer as soon as he showed up.

The way that the story is basically told via flashback works because it gives a nostalgic feeling to it all.

The small town feeling also works here and we get a nice idea of how people lived back then.

It was nice seeing some familiar faces on the screen besides Haas with Len Cariou, Katherine Helmond and Alex Rocco all giving ok performances.

The biggest problem here is that the twists and turns can be seen so far away that it takes so much away from the suspense of it all.

Bottom Line – The story was ok, yet very predictable. I knew as soon as the killer showed up who it was without a doubt.  The nostalgic way that the story is told works pretty well.  The cast is fine but this is far from one of Haas’ best performances of the 80’s. Really liked seeing Alex Rocco, Len Cariou and Katherine Helmond here.  They get the small town feeling of the story right yet fail to keep the story interesting long enough since it’s so obvious what will happen.

MovieRob’s Favorite 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 (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)

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