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Flowers within the Attic (1987) is a Gothic Story with a Killer Alternate Ending [The Rabid Dog’s House]

The Rabid Canine’s Home is a recurring function at Depraved Horror the place contributor Justin Steele uncovers hidden gems, misplaced classics, and ignored indie choices with a bit of chunk. Flying solo or together with his co-host Zena Dixon, he’ll focus on an array of matters overlaying movie, literature, and tv. Take a look at the newest installment under. On this episode we’re wanting again at 1987’s Flowers within the Attic!

Flowers within the Attic is directed by Jeffrey Bloom and stars Kristy Swanson, Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant, and Jeb Stuart Adams. After a tragic accident, 4 children are whisked away by their mom to the grand mansion of grandparents they’ve by no means met. As soon as there, they’re locked away in a room with an adjoining attic. Holding onto guarantees that they are going to be launched after the dying of their grandfather, the youngsters should depend on one another. Their grandmother (Fletcher) is a merciless girl who thinks they need to by no means have been born because of the incestuous relationship between their mom (Tennant) and father (Marshall Colt).

Primarily based on the bestselling 1979 novel written by V.C. Andrews, 1987’s Flowers within the Attic acquired blended opinions on the time whereas followers have been dissatisfied with adjustments made to the story. In 2014, Lifetime started releasing new diversifications extra trustworthy to the plot; nonetheless, 1987’s model has turn into retrospectively appreciated for the gothic atmospheric, haunting music, and robust performances. Kristy Swanson effortlessly embodies the strong-willed Cathy and the late Louise Fletcher’s efficiency because the merciless grandmother is now iconic. Moreover, the studio-vetoed ending launched by Arrow Video additional exhibits what may have been to make Flowers within the Attic stand out amongst the ‘80s slasher panorama and actually appease horror followers.

This episode is devoted to the late Louise Fletcher (1934-2022).

Be part of Justin and Zena under as they focus on 1987’s Flowers within the Attic!

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