LADY IN WHITE (1988) Reviews and overview

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‘He witnessed the murder. Then he met the victim.’

Lady in White is a 1988 American supernatural horror film. The movie is based on the story of The Lady in White who supposedly searches for her daughter in Durand-Eastman Park in Rochester, NY.

The film was directed, co-produced, and written by Frank LaLoggia (Fear No Evil), a native of Rochester. The movie stars Lukas Haas, Len Cariou, Alex Rocco (Return to Horror High; The Entity) and Katherine Helmond.

On September 27, 2016, the film is being released by Scream Factory on Blu-ray:

Disc One:
• Director’s Cut of the film (117 minutes)
• Extended Behind the Scenes Footage – production and post production
• Introduction by Frank LaLoggia
• Audio Commentary with Frank LaLoggia
• Behind the Scenes Footage with introduction by Frank LaLoggia
• Deleted Scenes with introduction by Frank LaLoggia
• Promotional Short Film
• Theatrical & Alternate Trailer
• TV & Radio Spots
• Behind the Scenes Photo Montage
• Extended Photo Gallery

Disc Two:
• Extended Director’s Cut (126 minutes) with never-before-seen footage
• Original Theatrical Cut (113 minutes)


Lady in White, like most good  films, depends more on style and tone than it does on story, and after  awhile it’s the whole insidious atmosphere of the film that begins to  envelop us. Like the best ghost stories of M. R. James and Oliver Onions, who were the best in their classic field, Lady in White is  finally not really about being frightened by ghosts, but about feeling  pity for them.” Chicago Sun-Times

“The only really creepy shot is when the Melissa-ghost is in Frankie’s room one night (she’s invisible here) and she’s just singing and playing around with Frankie’s things. She flips through his comics, goes through his drawers, puts on his slippers, rocks in his rocking chair and then BAM! The camera pans to the window where there’s the Lady in White standing outside!” The Girl Who Loves Horror

“The three best things about the movie are its recreation of the period environment–1962 actually looks like 1962; its haunting chorus in the musical score, which adds to the film’s overall lyrical disposition; and its several shuddery ghost scenes.” Movie Metropolis

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Filming locations:

Wayne County, New York


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