After the death of her husband, a mother takes her kids off to live with their grandparents in a huge, decrepit old mansion. However, the kids are kept hidden in a room just below the attic, visited only by their mother who becomes less and less concerned about them and their failing health, and more concerned about herself and the inheritence she plans to win back from her dying father, to the point of murder... Written by
David Gibson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
They have come to a house where secrets are kept....where the future is haunted by the past.....where the innocent live in the shadow of sin.....where a dark legacy awaits to destroy all who defy it.....
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Did You Know?
was originally attached to direct the picture and wrote a screenplay for the film. The producers though had creative differences with Craven's approach. See more
Near the beginning of the film, Chris walks in on Cathy in the bathtub. Her hair goes from long & dry to wet from one scene to the next. See more
Why didn't you ever take us to see the grandparents before?
I suppose because we were never penniless before... many years ago I did something that angered your grandfather, and his punishment was to disinherit me.
So, why are we going back there if he won't give us any money?
Because he will. Your grandfather is dying. He's not expected to live much longer, and in that time, I'm going to win back his love... and then, darlings, I'll be an heiress to a fortune beyond your imaginations. And ...
Referenced in Red Dragon