Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Halloween Movie

It's Halloween and it's time for a scary movie. There are the obvious choices like Psycho, The Shining, Friday the 13th, Scream, Halloween, etc, etc. But I'd like to recommend a lesser known, but very good Halloween movie. (Amanda, you better remember this). The Lady in White.

I'm kinda going out on a limb here since I haven't seen this movie in a LONG time and sometimes what was cool then is not cool now, but I'm going to trust my little kid instincts and press forward. This movie is scary in a spooky and suspenseful way, not a gory way. It stars a young Lukas Haas and you might recognize Mona, from Who's the Boss. The basic plot is that a young boy is locked in a cloakroom overnight and sees the ghost of a young girl murdered there 10 years earlier . . . and it sorta unravels from there. I have to say it's not the easiest plot to follow at times and there are a lot of subtle things you might miss if you're not paying attention. You should also be aware that some of the special effects are really bad. . . but if you ignore that I think it's still enjoyable. Please say that someone else has seen this Halloween gem? We're getting it this weekvia Netflix and I'm excited.

12 comments:

  1. I've seen it and it scared the crap out of me when I was little!

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  2. Oh yes, I remember this movie & I loved it as well. A great reminder of a suspensful Halloween flick!

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  3. Oh yeah, this is classic - I was actually looking it up the other day. I probably watched it 4 times from ages 10 - 14, at birthday party sleepovers or whatever.

    It was filmed upstate and has a real upstate NY/Sleepy Hollow atmosphere, which is like the perfect Halloween setting.

    You do have to laugh at some of the special effects, though, like the dude falling off the cliff. I remember laughing about that even back in 1988.

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  4. I remember watching this with my brother when I was little. It scared the crap out of me. Good choice.

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  5. i remember watching when i was little too, but like you said the plot was really weird. i didn't quite get the whole ghost thing right away. i must have not been paying attention or something.

    here's another one for you: "something wicked this way comes"

    what was up with that meerry-go-round scene at the end?! so freaky.

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  6. Anonymous11:11 PM

    we are getting this one in the next couple of days via netflix, also, since someone continued to recommend it to me over the last couple of years...now, who could that be? haha! Now I can discuss your favorite creepy movie with you!! Hurray!! Hope B likes the toys! Al was like, "I'm taking away the credit card!" (as if I don't have the number memorized:)
    luv, Suz

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  7. I watched this within the past 3 years, and it still scared the crap out of me. I seriously had to stop it at night and watch it during the day. You picked a goodun.

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  8. classic pg-13 scariness. There are limited pg-13 scary movies and I think I've seen them all.

    Lady in White is classic. Did you ever see Flowers in the Attic? Scared me when I was little, but I have seen it recently with someone (with whom I talked it up about being SOOO scar) and I have to admit I felt stupid because it was pretty not super scary like I remembered. I still loved it though.

    Watcher in the Woods freaked me out too. And IT.

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  9. Watcher in the Woods gave me such nightmares as a child that I still get creeped out by the idea of watching it.

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  10. I've never seen Watcher in the Woods, but I've heard a lot about that one as well. And Something Wicked this way comes.

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  11. gwamy, remember that one halloween where we watched the shining together and how freaked out we were by the end? then sara watched it an laughed the whole way through. then started pranking me with the music and tape recordings of the kid saying, "red rum."

    good times.

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  12. Care--Ok lets revise this. . . I forewarned you about how scary this movie is and YOU were totally freaked. And yes I definitely remember Sara's birthday mix for you with the "secret song" at the end. Brilliant.

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