Title: Mister White

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Year: 2013

Genre: Independent / Horror

Language: English

Runtime: 95 min

Director: Erica Summers

Writer: Erica Summers

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2752076/

A drawn back kid in college is getting picked on by his school mates, and they push him to the limit. He calls upon a demon, Mister White, to help him deal with his problem in rather violent fashion.

Our thoughts:
Erica Summers somehow managed to make a horror movie that looked and played like a teenage romance movie with "Loverboy", but it took a turn for the darker in the end. I can't say it worked for me, but I guess it was interesting to see it done so unapologetic. Her next venture, "Mister White", promised to be more horror - and it was. You can nearly tell that both movies are made by Erica Summers. Not too bad having a trademark style after just a few movies!

"Mister White" looks into the darkest side of bullying: what the person bullied can end up doing as revenge. Tyler is an outsider and a socially awkward young man who is the laughing stock in school. One day he gets it worse than usual, when even someone he used to be able to talk to is in on it, and he's pushed to the edge. Tyler turns to an old local legend, the evil demon Mister White, for help. Tyler and Mister White visit the bullying college students one after one.

The movie starts in similar ways to "Loverboy" in how it acts more as a drama, dealing with everyday situations. It's a bit melodramatic but it works within the world of horror movies, since that's what it actually is. "Mister White" doesn't take nearly as long to finally kick into gear, and when it does it's a lot more horror than her previous flick. But it's the character development and detailing on relationships that keep this slightly more mellow than your average demon horror.

Mister White as a demon is quite odd. The make-up/mask effect on him is a little to the hoakey side, but it speaks to me personally because I am a big fan of man-in-suit cheese. The movie itself isn't cheesy though, and the demon does a considerable amount of damage next to "Loverboy". In fact, I prefer most things in this one to "Loverboy", except maybe Amber Watson's character (she's in both, but much more likable and sweet in "Loverboy"). It's hard to say for sure what I think of the lead character, Tyler. On one hand he seems like a stereotypical outsider of the class. But then on the other hand, he plays it quite naturally and I have met a number of people just like that so I can also accept his personality easily. It shouldn't be a problem to anyone else either.

I think "Mister White" adjusted the style of "Loverboy" into something much more controllable. Erica Summers does a great lot with very little money yet again, and manages to mix in drama even better this time. There are some flaws in terms of the effects on Mister White, though to some of us it's a very entertaining look as well. Tyler isn't a bad character, but there are moments where he was a bit too much. All that said, "Mister White" is a step in the right direction for Erica Summers. She's slowly creating a trademark style in how she uses drama/romance to be thrown into a melting pot with horror, and I think "Mister White" is the stronger of the two. You'd have to watch one of her movies to know if you'd be interested or not, as it's hard for me to say who it would work for and who it wouldn't work for.

Positive things:
- Fits the drama into it rather seamlessly.
- Good acting overall.
- Erica Summers uses the budget with great care.
- The look of Mister White is a bit hoakey, but really entertaining.
Negative things:
- Tyler gets obnoxious at times.
- Once it gets into its gear, it doesn't switch it up a lot.

Gore: 2/5
Nudity: 0/5
Story: 2.5/5
Effects: 2/5
Comedy: 0.5/5

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