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 <email@example.com>
One of the decade's most widely read best sellers is now this year's incredible shocker.
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Did You Know?
The cardboard replica of the film poster is included in the Region 1 DVD edition as an insert, and this is a bit of a curiosity. The official credits for the film lists Jeffrey Bloom
as the screenwriter and the director, but the poster says that the screenplay was written by Hilary Henkin
and Wes Craven
and that the film was directed by Craven. At one point, Craven was scheduled to direct the movie and you can read an excerpt from his script in the Virginia C. Andrews
Trivia and Quiz book that was published in 1994. The insert, therefore, wasn't a mistake, it was a rare glimpse at what could have been. 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
Referenced in The January Man