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 the grandmother, and their mother, who becomes less and less concerned about them and their failing health, and more concerned about herself and the inheritance she plans to win back from her dying father, to the point of murder...
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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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said in an interview that just like in Andrews' novel his character, butler John Hall, had a much larger screen-time in the original script and also provided a key surprise plot twist. After several rewrites his character was severely reduced and has only one line of dialogue in all the film, "Good evening Mr. Winthrop", and the butler had become little more than a gloomy figure in black who wheels a serving cart back and forth across the screen. And the plot twist was gone. Koba also said about different versions of the endings for the movie; "They had three different endings for that movie, and they picked the worst one, the one you're seeing now." See more
Cathy is wearing knee pads when she throws herself on the floor in an attempt to catch the ballerina figurine. 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 ...