Flowers in The Attic (1987)
Starring: Victoria Tennant & Louise Fletcher
Director: Jeffery Bloom
This movie starts off telling a happy story about how kids love their father , its his birthday and they greet him by hiding behind a couch. One afternoon something is different , police arrive and tell the mother that the father has died.
Sad, i know … But hope seems to find the family when the mother runs out of money and she has they have to go to her parents house. Now the children have never met their grandparents , its a moody start but it jumps right into the good part. While on the train to the grandparents house the mother lets them know that she is not in her father’s will and she is going back home to win back his love so he will put her back in the will. From the beginning she promises her children that as soon as the grandfather dies then they can move out (by that time she would have already won back his love). But things seem to suddenly take a turn for the worst when the kids learn that their grandmother is a cruel, evil woman. She quickly brings the kids to this room in the house were the windows have bars on them (quickly ensuring the kids that they cannot leave the room).
Grandmother tells the kids that they are never to leave the room and no one in the house is to know that they are there( hard to do when you are locked in a room). So the real action begins now , the mother visits them from time to time just to check on them to make sure they are okay. But the visits quickly stop once the mother is back on good terms with her father. So you may think the grandmother is a tad bit nice since se serves the kids meals everyday and gives them cookies (yum!) i think not. The oldest sibiling Chirstopher wants to become a doctor and to his luck he finds books on medicine and a mircoscope. As months go by the mother stops coming and the grandmother hasnt fed them in weeks.
The youngest sibiling Corey becomes very sick (his skin is pale his hair color looks as if it is fading and his lips are pink). He starts to lose his appetite. So Christopher notices and asks him all of these questions so he decides to do research. It has been months and the mother has arrived with her mother and the kids are sitting by Coreys’ bed. He is sick and he needs to be taken to the hospital. So you think the grandmother has a heart when she takes him. Sike! they never show you if they really took him to the doctor but you soon get the picture they just killed him because in the next scene you see a man diggin graves. Not just for COREY BUT FOR THE REST OF HIS SIBILINGS.
THE KIDS MADE TWO ATTEMPTS TO ESCAPE ALL WHICH HAVE FAILED BUT SOON THEY DO . THE OLDEST KIDS FIND OUT THE MOTHER IS GETTING MARRIED AND THE GRANDFATHER HAS BEEN DEAD FOR TWO MONTHS. THEY FIND HIS WILL. WHICH IT SAYS IF ANYONE WHERE TO FIND OUT THE MOTHER HAD KIDS FROM THEIR FATHER SHE WOULDNT SEE A DIME!
THE KIDS WHERE SENT THERE TO DIE THEY WERE NEVER MEANT TO LEAVE THAT ROOM (HINT, THE POSION COOKIES)
BLAH BLAH THE KIDS FIND THE MOTHER AT HER WEDDINGS AND SHE FALLS AND DIES END OF STORY
VERY GOOD MOVIE IT IS A MUST SEE