More streaming picks for your #ScaryMovieMonth viewing!
Lady in White (1988, dir. Frank LaLoggia) This late '80s ghost story kicked off the 24-hour marathon Erika and I did last weekend, and I was really happy with how well it played for both her and our 10-year old son Charlie, who sat captivated by the whole thing. Lukas Haas plays a kid in the early '60s who gets locked in a coatroom at school, where he both sees a ghost and survives a murder attempt. Where it goes from there, I won't say. The film is sincere almost to a fault, but viewers who can get on its wavelength will find a lot to like. This is a good gateway horror movie for kids, provided you're ok with them seeing some of the darker elements. (Watch free with ads on TubiTV)
the podcast this week in a conversation about director Anthony Hickox. This is still my favorite of his films. If '80s horror can be characterized by the mix of comedy and horror, a sense of fun, and lots of practical makeup and gore effects, then Waxwork is one of the most '80s horror movies ever made. It's a good pick for this month because it throws so many things together in the same movie -- the Cabin in the Woods of its day. Also Deborah Foreman. Also Michelle Johnson. (Watch free with ads on Vudu)